BTO surveys are fun

This week Don, Carole and I enjoyed our first yearly visits to two BTO Breeding Bird Survey squares, located off a tiny minor road not too far from Llanbister Road station. Local highlights seen/heard in this lovely area were  2 Garden Warblers, 3 Yellowhammers, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Grey Wagtails,  a Spotted and a Pied Flycatcher, a few Redstarts, a Tree Pipit and a surprisingly large gathering of about a dozen Ravens in a clump of old pine trees. Doing a survey is great fun but it’s also very important for monitoring and providing proper scientific data about our birds. I can really recommend this to any reasonably keen birdwatcher. 

1 thought on “BTO surveys are fun

  1. I found your posting especially interesting. I live in North Somerset but am
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    advice! Would you be prepared to provide further info on the area you
    referred to? I fully understand if you do not feel able to but would welcome
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