Well, we have one back already ! Reed Warbs still with us , but going about their business very quietly now. A brief interlude with very few Canadas- only 6 . At Cefnllys, a Nuthatch playing ‘catch’ with a bit of peanut-pretty clever I must say.
Always a joy to see this little creature on your doorstep.Also this young Nuthatch has found the peanuts…. A recent sortie down the river Ithon produced:- A fem Goosander ( no sign of young unfortn) Two young Heron, a family or two fams of 10 Grey Wags, a Kingfisher, a dipper ( not a lot about the river this year) several buzzard, 8 mallard and a cormorant, could be the one which made a brief appearance at the lake recently.
Tawny Owls hooting away at 3-00am this morning along riverside walk, waking us all up, that`s what happens when you leave your windows open during the warm weather. Viv and Pips House Martins have finally left the nest, also the Swifts next door have also taken to the big sky, still a few flying over town 20+. A few juv Spotted Flycatchers about from the nest opposite, and a Peregrine seen a few times flying over town chasing Pigeons. Elsewhere things are quiet on the river due to the amount swimmers enjoying the sunshine.
A single bird seen well in the reedy area down the bottom end. Also seen 3 Whitethroat, a number of Willow Warbler (including a singing bird) and a few Chiffchaffs. Also heard a Willow Tit and as dusk fell, around 50 Pied wagtails came into the reeds in small groups to roost.