Elan

Goldeneye numbers continue to fluctuate on D y n, 5 present today, along with pairs of Goosander and Great Crested Grebe. Claerwen still 3 Stonechats, also 2 Woodcock and a Kestrel. While waiting for the Short-eared Owl to put in an appearance, birds seen at Craig Goch/Pont ar Elan, included 100+ Starlings, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 2 pairs of Stonechats and a single Canada Goose.

Owls: Single Barn Owl at D y n reservoir. A Short-eared Owl at Pont ar Elan 5-00 pm – 5-15 pm and a Tawny Owl flew up from the roadside 6-30 pm at Garreg Ddu.

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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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