4 Grey Wagtail chicks were ringed at the v c today. Caban Coch reservoir 4 Mallard. D y m reservoir 2 pairs of Greylag Geese with Goslings, and single Great Crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper and reports recently of 2 Ospreys making an appearance. Elsewhere calling Cuckoos, almost reaching double figures, and all summer visitors in full song.
A male Hobby was hunting low over Llyn-gwyn at 9-00 pm this evening, causing havoc among the local Swallows 20+, House Martins 10+, and a few Swifts. Other birds included 3 calling Tawny Owls, at least 3 distant calling Cuckoo, a few Siskins and Goldcrests in the pines and a male Sparrowhawk.
On the river 2 Dippers and a Grey wagtail. Woodland birds included 2 Redstarts, 2 Great S Woodpeckers, 2 Pied Flycatchers, Goldcrest and Coal Tit. Elsewhere a few Mippits, single Wheatear and Stonechat. Overall locally disappointing, and looking rather deserted without Viv and Pip.
This little fella was the star attraction Mid day at the lakeside..he was stopping people in their tracks with his loud rasping song..at one point approx 20 locals and visitors were lined up listening and sighting ..very confiding bird… wasn’t bothered with folk passing by within metres, a fabulous showing.