Elan Valley

On D y m reservoir a pair of breeding Greylag Geese and Mandarin. The pair of Great Crested Grebes are still thinking about it. In the back ground, calling Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Redstarts, Song and Mistle Thrush, Whitethroat, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Pied Flycatchers. A pair of Common Sandpipers have set up home on Garreg Ddu Reservoir. Curlews (4 pairs) between Troedrhiwdraen and Pont ar Elan, 20 Swallows and 6 House Martins above Craig Goch Dam. Other birds, 10 singing Skylarks, a few Wheatears, Stone and Whinchats, and Reed Buntings.


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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5 Responses to Elan Valley

  1. kevjoynes says:

    That’s a nice handful!

  2. martinallandod says:

    Very impressive count, and may I add singing wood warblers along the cycle path.

  3. martinallandod says:

    Plus pied and grey wagtails at Elan bridge.

  4. Simon Allen says:

    do those curlew numbers compare well with the last five or ten years, say?

  5. Tony Ware says:

    Simon, Yes only in that particular area, 4 pairs between Troedrhiwdraen and Pont ar Elan. Problem is they are not rearing any young. I believe not one chick was seen last year. Lets all hope for this year.

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