Early morning down at Llyn Gwyn: On the water, Canada Geese (21), a pair of Mallard and a single Cormorant, (Catching fish like there`s no tomorrow). Singing birds included, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Song Thrush and Blackbird. In the woodlands, a few Crossbills and Siskins were calling. Other birds, 2 pair of Ravens, a pair of Red Kites, Mistle Thrush and Grey Wagtail.
After bumping into Kev at LLandegley, decided to take a jaunt up the Road to Llynhelein. The Pintail Drake still about… (as above) and quite a few wigeon and some elusive Teal . Please excuse the quality but all the wild fowl as soon as they caught a glimpse of the vehicle decided to camp out in the middle and far end of Pool.
On the way back from LLynhelein as per Kev:- I had a very good sighting of G.G.S. just below the second lay by about 1/4 mile top side of LLandegley…He was on the Power Cables R.H.S he then flew and perched in a small tree near the road.. then flew across the road and continued to hunt the hedge rows Low level near the LLandegley Road sign…. then last seen heading towards the village…..Above a long-range shot of one of the many snipe feeding in the field beyond hedge where G.G.S. perches on power lines….but not this time!!!!!!.
Just a word of warning if you are hoping to see this guy: he can be VERY elusive! to put it mildly. I spent 5 hours yesterday and caught one fleeting glimpse at a range of 300 yards! Bazz got a lot closer briefly , but that was well up the A44 near the caravan cafe lay by. Patience and your lucky charm required!