Elan: Claerwen Valley. The first record this year of a Redwing. A single bird was noted early this morning with 50+ Fieldfare. On D y n reservoir 6 Goldeneye included a male bird, a pair of displaying Great Crested Grebe, single Little Grebe and a Heron. Looks like the turn raft, could possibly be sinking. Other birds: Pairs of Stonechat and Mistle Thrush at Ciloerwynt farm, and a pair of Reed Bunting below the dam.

Red Kite: Yesterday a male bird flew into the telephone line at Claerwen farm by the bridge. We caught the bird and took it to the vet at Crossgates, who put the bird to sleep, due to internal bleeding.


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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2 Responses to Redwing

  1. kevjoynes says:

    How sad-you seem to be attracting bad Kite karma!

  2. Tony Ware says:

    I know Kev, your not the first to say that.

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