Posted by: Tony Ware | October 2, 2015

4 Go A Birding !

Yesterday Dick, Kev, Sue and I, whilst trying to locate the Hirnant Goshawks, (No sightings) but had excellent views of a Merlin  (Sorry Alan C) dashing backwards and forwards being mobbed by Corvids. Other birds included 8 Stonechats, 5 Mallards and 2 Kestrels. After lunch, and off to  Claerwen, 5 Chiffchaffs, 5 Long t Tits, 4 Goldcrests and on D y n, 2 Little Grebe and a big Grebe.

Posted by: kevjoynes | October 1, 2015

“Summer visitors”!

Surprise visit from a male Blackcap in the garden lasting seconds-hence the terrible pic!Plus this wee Chiffchaff still hanging round and chasing Blue tits all over for some inexplicable reason._DSC9534_filtered


Posted by: kevjoynes | September 30, 2015


Returning from Aber on Mon. there wasn’t much about on the back road , save this Buzz and a pair of Ravens on road kill._DSC9866_filtered_DSC9847_filtered

Posted by: Tony Ware | September 29, 2015

Just another day.

At mid day today an adult Red Kite flew across the A470 (Llanwrthwl junction) catching the roof of my truck. Running along the middle of the A470 at mid day trying to catch an injured Red Kite is not recommended.

Finally catching the bird (No jewellery on its legs), The bird sadly died at Gigrin farm later, thanks for your help Chris.

Other news: Things very calm and quiet up Elan Valley today with not much movement, of note was 14 Mallard, and the male Goshawk showing well at Pont ar Elan since Saturday, as now been joined by a female 3-30pm today (Thanks Dick).

Posted by: Tony Ware | September 29, 2015

Just another day.

15-30pm this evening, these three young lads were seen climbing the metal fence at Penygarreg dam and walking across the top of the dam (No comment)

Posted by: Leafie | September 28, 2015

Crossbill @ Nantglas

20+ seen today, also Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Willow Tit and Green Woodpecker.

Posted by: kevjoynes | September 28, 2015

Blood Moon.

In case anyone missed it, here’s a view of the “Blood moon” @  o3:45 this a.m._DSC9713_filtered

Posted by: Tony Ware | September 26, 2015

Elan Valley

Early morning – Mid day: An early morning start up  Elan Valley with Alan, Starting at  Glanllyn lake up to Pont ar Elan, and over to Claerwen. Birds recorded were Meadow Pipit (100+), Raven (20+), Siskin (20+), Reed Bunting (12), Goldfinch (10+), Stonechat (10+), Coal Tit (8), Stock Dove (5), Bullfinch (4), Great Crested Grebe (3), Heron (3), Goosander (2), and Kestrel (2). Excellent views of an adult male Goshawk being mobbed by 30+ Meadow Pipits at the Hirnant. Other birds included small numbers of Swallow, House Martin and single Song Thrush, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and Nuthatch.

Posted by: Leafie | September 25, 2015

Crossbill @ Bwlch-y-Sarnau

10 seen today, plus others heard calling. Other birds of note were numerous Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Willow tit and Bullfinch.

Posted by: bazzpugh | September 23, 2015

And now there are six..Llandod Lake.

003I counted Six this Morning…. Fred has seen seven… these three seem to fish in a pack all at once….Japanese trained I expect….Next thing a Junk and an oriental chap with a lantern!!!!!019!!!! also this morn briefly three fem Goosanders… they didn’t last long…  one of the cormorants surfaced right underneath them causing them a hasty retreat skyward. A few pairs of juvenile Stonechats up the rhogo, and a Juv dab feeding in the small pool.032



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