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.