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

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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One Response to Monsoon June.

  1. kevjoynes says:

    Well done-monsoon indeed!

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