Elan Valley: Great to see these birds back again. Juveniles 3 (not pictured) seen this evening.
Lets all wish them luck and hope for a mild welsh winter.
Sunday 18th September 9-00am – 12-30 pm.
Claerwen Valley: After the fog had lifted there were 30 + House Martins, 7 Swallows, 6 Woodpigeons, 5 Stonechats, 5 Stock Doves, 5 Magpies, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests, 4 Jays, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Red Kite, Great Spotted woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blackbird, Dunnock, Long-tailed tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Carrion Crow, Raven, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, and Redpoll.
Elan Valley: Over night and early morning fog delivered a few unexpected surprises today. At Claerwen 20 Pied Wagtails, 5 House Martins, a pair of Stonechats, a female Wheatear and a Kestrel, at Ciloerwynt farm there was a single male Reed Bunting. There were 3 Mallard, and single Little Grebe and Goosander on D y m reservoir. At Troedrhiwdraen a mixed flock of 20 + Finches, 20 + House Martins, 4 Swallows and a pair of Stonechats. At Pont ar Elan/Hirnant there were at least 3 pairs of Stonechats and a few Mippits. Thank you Polly for being my good lucky charm.
Elan Valley: 9-00 pm, this evening driving along, full beam, a juvenile Barn Owl was sitting in the middle of the road eating a wood mouse, so we parked up and sat there for 5 minutes, lights on, until it had finished its evening meal. 200yds along the road another juvenile Barn Owl was sitting on a road side fence post, it was almost like, both birds had not even seen us.