A Kittiwake and Doris.

Elan: As the worst storm of the winter lashes through the valley, bringing devastation and disruption. Today must have been the calm after the storm, and the arrival of some new birds.

Between Garreg Ddu and Claerwen Dam there were 200 + Fieldfare with 100 + Starling, 30 Mandarin, 10 Mallard, the arrival of 2 more Goldeneye now brings the total to 9 birds, pairs of Goosander and Teal, single Kingfisher and a Sparrowhawk. A surprise find was an exhausted juvenile kittiwake.

 

Between Craig Goch and Pont ar Elan there were 1,000 + Starling, and in summer plumage there were 8 Stonechat and a pair of Reed bunting.

 

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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 A Kittiwake and Doris.

  1. kevjoynes says:

    Well done.

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