Monsoon June.

Elan Valley: No recent sightings of the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker around the Cnwch area.  Juvenile Grey Wagtails seen flying up and down the rivers. In the woodlands juvenile Redstart, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, and  Great Spotted Woodpecker. On the moorlands juvenile Stonechat and Whinchat, with plenty of singing Skylarks above, between the showers, and Curlew with at least 4 pairs, and still no young seen. On the cliffs, juvenile Wheatears are now showing, and 8 adult Greylag Geese, with 13 goslings, finally a displaying pair of Great Crested Grebe, breeding Common Sandpiper, and a female Mandarin all on D y m reservoir. A pair of Canada Geese with 2 goslings, and a pair of breeding Common Sandpiper on Garreg Ddu, and at Ciloerwynt farm still a few Linnets showing in the meadows, in stunning summer plumage.

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About Tony Ware

A keen Birdwatcher from the age of 12 after watching a flock of Waxwings outside the School gates. Became a serious twitcher during the 80s. A Wildlife Trust Warden and Warwickshire County Mammal Recorder for the Mammal Society and Warwickickshire Biological Record Centre before moving to Mid-Wales. Today! out Birding most days, Recording-BTO survey work, Nest Record Scheme and WeBS. Currently involved with the Wales Chat survey.
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One Response to Monsoon June.

  1. kevjoynes says:

    Well done-monsoon indeed!

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