Friday, 4 May 2012

Cwmoernant Reservoirs



I have painted a view along the path around the reservoir. The sun is coming up and is low in the sky, shining through the trees.
The two reservoirs were built in the 1850's to serve the town with water and as an amenity. I have to say it is only in the last 20years that there has been a proper path established around the top reservoir. Prior to that it was pure mud in winter. There is an abundance of wildlife which is supported by the reservoir and cover around it. I occasionally get to glimpse a kingfisher darting over the top reservoir. There are woodpeckers to be heard in the trees above. Moorhens nest in the floating islands and at the moment the little ones are hopping over the weed walking on water. I have seen an otter there early one morning but that was quite a few years ago.

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