Hopefully , I am about to post something via “apple”-let’s see! Today produced nowt new @ lake, tho’ as everywhere Thrushes, Chaffies, Wrens , H Sparrows and Robins are singing! Brave souls! Not to mention Fred , who burst into song as soon as he spotted his brother ! :-),Up Cefnllys, Sue spotted a BRAMBLING-sadly , it did not come within pic range. 1 Treecreeper , 5+ Goldfinches,Bullfinch (fem), 6 Greenfinches , 8 Siskins,1 GS Woody,1 LT Tit ( most unusual to see a single)and of course the Sprawk: he missed!
Birds seen today included: Single kestrel, Stonechat and a Barn Owl at Craig Goch. 100+ Fieldfare at Pont ar Elan/Hirnant. Pheasant (6 females), Goldeneye (3), Mallard (2), Stonechat (1 pr) and Stock Dove (1 pr) down Claerwen Valley.
Nest builders included Raven (3 pr), Mistle Thrush (2 pr) and Magpie (1 pr).
Star bird of the day was a male Peregrine Falcon, on a cliff face over looking Caban coch reservoir, seen by many. Other birds included a male Stonechat, and single Woodcock at Claerwen valley. Fieldfare were at Troedrhiwdraen 50+ and along the Aber mountain road 50+. A single Barn Owl was hunting (2-20 pm) over its usual territory.
A very quick look and gone during my Reed Bunting sortie…first pic( not the best) for a while….a few more from around the lake Mid day….The new arrivals Apricot Call ducks ( Fred the fisherman found the I.D. on google) are getting friendlier by the day coming out on to the bank near the platform for food….but they are not tolerated by the first arrivals the three Khakis who will now take grain out of ones hand.Female Reed Bunting.Male Reed Bunting.Male Goosander.You wouldn’t want a peck on the nose from that set of gnashers!!!!
(via Llandodpete) Siskins, bullfinch, coaltit, bluetit, great tits, marsh tits, Goldcrest, LTTits, magpies, collard doves, nuthatch, jay, buzzard, pheasant, starling, chaffinch, greenfinch, crows, kite, reed bunting.
Great day on Saturday for the “bird watch” noted 20 species of birds including my favourite Goldcrest. Surprised to see a Buzzard land in the tree at the bottom of the garden but I think he was taking shelter from the Crows. The one bird I did miss was the Redpolls and the LTTits were in and out very quickly (I think it was too busy for them) but you can’t have everything in one hour can you!