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.


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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3 Responses to Elan Valley.

  1. alinrhayader says:

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

  2. Dick Cridlan says:

    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. kevjoynes says:

    Well done you two.

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