Hobby @ Cors y Llyn

One seen chasing swallows over the reserve today.

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Rhogo etc.

Several visits and no sign of Little Grebes or Wheatears-probably see me coming! Stonechats still in evidence despite looking scruffy-inc .several juvs. Up here , the scruffiest Jay in town! H. Martins on 2nd brood.

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Nantmel tip

A short visit this morning produced 12 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting with at least 3 juvs, single Willow Tit, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler. Flyovers included 100 + Woodpigeon, 50 + hirundines high over Llyn gwyn, and a distant Kestrel.

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Lakeside reeds

People moaning and wanting them cut down again, heated discussions taking place on Llandrindod Solutions facebook page. 😦

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Nightjars

Late news: A single bird seen, and at least another 2 were present on private grounds at Abbey cwm hir.

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Rhayader

100 + House Martins flew over this evening, heading south, while 30 + Swifts remain in the town. There are at least 3 Kingfishers flying back and forth on the Wye, with the odd Dipper flying through, and a single juv Spotted Flycatcher is still on it`s breeding grounds.

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Kingfisher at Shaky Bridge

No photo, unfortunately but our first sighting today for almost a year!

A few interesting images for you: One from the garden (add own caption!), one from previously that turned out to be a fledged/juvenile Wheatear, not a Whinchat as previously thought and a Cirl Bunting from south Devon – I know it’s not from around here but they are exceptionally rare and many folk may not have seen one before 🙂

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