Posted by: johnwilliamswildlifeandlandscapephotography | November 17, 2017


On the way back from Radnor forest this morning i went through St Harmon when i seen these two kites sat in a tree. The adult was ringed in 2009 and the other one could be E3’s young from this year.

Then as i went upto the Clywedog i seen a few stonechat in the grass below the road. I managed to get a couple of nice pictures of a male.

Posted by: kevjoynes | November 17, 2017

Cefnllys etc.

Like Martina , we are currently being eaten out of house and home-not complaining mind as it’s the major source of entertainment! 8+ Goldfinches today ; 3 Marsh Tits ; a Treecreeper ; a Jay and 2 Magpies ; one GS Woodpecker ;3 Bullfinches (2 males) and 4 Greenfinches, plus the usual horde of tits.Oh! Forgot the Song Thrush, hunting invertebrates.

Yesterday the lake had 6 Goosanders (3+3) and the Grebes have definitely gone on vacation-that’s where ringing has its uses-would love to know if they are off Borth with all the others.

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Posted by: martinallandod | November 17, 2017

Bullfinch at last

I was chuffed to see a lovely male bullfinch in the garden yesterday, it’s been ages. Things are hotting up at the feeders: masses of coal tits, marsh tits, robins, dunnocks, blue and great tits, blackbirds, wood pigeons, and the odd goldfinch, chaffinch or sparrow are eating us out of house and home and we can hardly keep up with it. Perhaps I should get a job again 🙂

Posted by: johnwilliamswildlifeandlandscapephotography | November 16, 2017


About 10 crossbills seen eating and preening in a beech tree in Radnor forest. Also a few shots of the same buzzard in Radnor forest too.

Posted by: Leafie | November 15, 2017

Long-eared Owl @ Llanbadarn Fynydd

Adult trapped and ringed during the very early hours of this morning, while out trapping and ringing waders. Despite the habitat looking very good for these birds along the ‘top road’, this is the first time I’ve seen one up here!


LEO2(Photos taken by Silvia)

Posted by: kevjoynes | November 14, 2017

L’dod Lake

Liz Edwards was delighted to spot a Kingfisher flying to the island yesterday.

Posted by: johnwilliamswildlifeandlandscapephotography | November 14, 2017


I caught up with a group of about 20-30 fieldfare up near Bwlch Y Sarnau Yesterday. Also a nice juvenile red kite. There was no sign of the Shrike today but it can be like that sometimes.

Posted by: bazzpugh | November 10, 2017

Fieldfare Rhogo.

Managed to catch up with a small flock  (12 ish) a little closer… I think they must be getting pretty desperate the shortage of berries about…..Rhowan no signs,    holly scarce,   thankful for hawthorn, but diminishing by the day.

Posted by: jamesb25 | November 9, 2017

Out of County – Venus Pool

Just a bit of a heads up—went with Don Slimming to above which is a reserve 6 miles SE of Shrewsbury.

Fabulous place, two lakes and a large field of wildlife bird cover crop all under ownership Shropshire Ornitholgical Soc. Very well worth a visit; on a very wet Tuesday saw c 500 greylag/ Canada geese. Teal, wigeon, gadwall, shoveller, shelduck, snipe, lapwing, great crested grebe, little egret, heron. In arable field with marvellous hedges, yellowhammer, reed bunting, chaffinch, redwing, greenfinch. With 4 good bird hides it`s a great place and Don and I will certainly go again.

Posted by: johnwilliamswildlifeandlandscapephotography | November 9, 2017

Great grey shrike

Yesterday I seen my first great grey shrike of the year. Its likely to be the same bird ive seen for the last few years here. It was near the Pistyll quarry on the road between the Waen and Prysgduon. Also seen a cracking young buzzard earlier in the day on Cwm Hir Bank which is between St Harmon’s and Nantmel.

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