Posted by: Tony Ware | December 12, 2016

Elan Valley.

News from yesterday. Alan and I spent a few early morning hours doing the rounds, in and around the v c there were 100 + Fieldfare taking what must be the last of the berries, also present were 20 + Blackbird, 5 Goldfinch and a pair of Stonechat. Down the Claerwen valley more Stonechats 3 pairs, and a calling Chiffchaff. On Dolymynach there were 20 Mandarin, 10 Mallard and 4 Goldeneye. 2 Cormorant were on the edge of Garreg Ddu reservoir and at Troedrhiwdraen farm there were more Fieldfare 100 + and another 2 pair of Stonechat. At Craig Goch there were 2 Redpoll, a pair of Stonechat, and bird of the day was a superb looking male Merlin perched on the rocks, well spotted Alan C.

Other records from the last week include: 13 Goldeneye, 10 + Crossbill, 2 Hen Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Goshawks and the male Merlin showing between Craig Goch and Pont ar Elan.

Harry the ranger recorded 5 Ring Ouzels on the 24 November, nice one Harry.



  1. Cheers Tony, great morning. Merlin was still present later in the afternoon but no SE owls. See you soon!

  2. Christmas Greetings to one & All Tony – though we’re not quite there yet, that’s a good couple of days on which to end the year – many thanks to all for letting us in the wider world have a glimpse into the magic world which is RBG.Dick Cridlan

  3. Well done you two.

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