Talley Lakes Nature Reserve, Nature Reserves Talley, Carmarthenshire - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales

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Talley Lakes Nature Reserve is located next to the village of Talley north of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire, Wales. | The Talley Lakes nature reserve is in the care of South and West Wales Wildlife Trust.| The lower, northern lake extends for some 27 acres and exhibits a complete vegetational sequence from open water, through reedswamp to Alder and Willow carr. The lake is not easily accessible, and is thus ideal for overwintering wildfowl, breeding ducks, grebes and swans.| The upper, southern lake is almost 16 acres in extent and can be seen from nearby roads. In summer the flowers and floating leaves of the Yellow and White Water Lily (7-8) are a striking feature, as is Water-crowfoot (5-9). Both Shoreweed (6-8) and Bladder Sedge still occur, which were recorded back in 1773. Water Sedge is here at its most southerly location.| Great Crested Grebes and Mute Swans regularly breed and Tufted Duck and Pochard visit. Goldeneye and Goosanders are also winter visitors. Scarce visitors have included Red-necked Grebe, Scaup, Smew, Whooper and Bewicks Swans as well as Flycatchers in the summer. | There is a bird hide between the two lakes.|
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