Great Grey Shrike @ Penybont.

Mobile is the word! After many hours searching. Seen by a lucky few, for 3 mins on a  distant telephone wire, then flew off and disappeared. If it is the same bird as yesterday ? located quite a distance from yesterdays map ref: from Penybont, drive over the common road and park in the last lay-by on the left side, bird seen over on the far left side at mid day.

Other Birds: 400+ Starlings, an adult male Kestrel was hunting, and there was a single adult male Stonechat on the Gorse. Along the drive to Tyddu farm 100+ Thrushes 75% Redwings were on the Hawthorn trees.

LLANDEGLEY: Early morning,30+ Goldfinch with a few Siskins, 4 Snipe and more Starlings.

LLANDOD LAKE: Goosanders 3 female.


About Tony Ware

Watching birds from an early age. Became a serious twitcher during the 80s clocking up 400 + species, which was a lot in them days. Later became a Wildlife Trust Warden and during the 90s The Warwickshire County Mammal Recorder for the Mammal Society and Warwickickshire Biological Record Centre, before moving to Mid-Wales. Today living and Birdwatching in the beautiful Elan Valley, Mid Wales, Recording-BTO survey work, Nest Record Scheme and WeBS.
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