Posted by: Tony Ware | June 17, 2016

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.



  1. Well done-monsoon indeed!

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