Posted by: Tony Ware | May 5, 2016

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.



  1. That’s a nice handful!

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

  3. Plus pied and grey wagtails at Elan bridge.

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

  5. 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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