Oh dear! We now have FOUR! Gawd help the Perch! A few Sand Martins over the lake , 4 Tufties and a Whinchat ,plus several Stones and one Wheatear up the Rhogo . Would someone please ask the deities to shift that damn jetstream back where it’s s’posed to be!!!
After another spot of Osprey watching yesterday , this was a bit of a comedown today @ L’dod lake! There are now 3 Cormorants and watching one catch 3 1/4 pound Perch in 5 mins , I began to wonder how long they intend to stay! The Goosanders and Grebes are nowhere near so efficient. Here we see one adding some nutrients to the lake!!!
Via Shirley :-… Shirley noticed a swan in distress on Llandrindod lake It must have been the pen with the cygnet as the cygnet seemed to be following and pecking at the pens leg…on closer sighting noticed some fishing line and apparatus tightly wound around the swans leg….with the help of Colin from the cafe they managed to catch the bird and found a fishing hook deeply embedded in the leg sinew…they managed to untangle and pull the hook out and released the swan who seemed none the worse…Well done to both….it could have been a real problem if not been sighted early.
9-00am – 1-00pm ” A Perfect Morning For Birding ”
30 different bird species were recorded: Swallow (75+), Siskin (50+), House Martin (50+), Linnet (30+), Starling (30+), Crossbill (12+), Carrion Crow (10), Raven (10), Pied Wagtail (10), Meadow Pipit (10+), Buzzard (10), Red Kite (8), Wheatear (6), Willow Warbler (4), Song Thrush (3). Other birds included a pair of Kestrels, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Spotted Flycatcher, Wren, Stonechat, Whinchat, Dunnock, Redstart, Skylark, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goosander and a Great Crested Grebe.
Carol Taylor spotted a bright yellow warbler opposite the lagoon @ L’dod Lake this a.m. It is possibly a rare variation of the above (Xanthe meaning “Blonde”) , with yellow rather than the usual green pigment. Keep a lookout folks , as it has been spotted earlierthis month too.