Posted by: steeejones | May 8, 2017

Gilfach birds

Spent 11 hours birding at Gilfach yesterday guiding on the dawn chorus and bird day event. 43 species seen. Lots of Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts about. Just a single Wood warbler in the oak woods plus one briefly at the visitor centre. Tree Pipits all over the place as were Willow warbler & Chiffchaff. 3 Cuckoo including good views. Blackcaps and Garden Warblers mainly by the Marteg. At the hide a Dipper feeding 2 newly fledged young. A pair of Stonechat next to the road and in roadside gorse 2 Whitethroat sang – a scarce bird this high up. Most unusually a Fieldfare at dawn was the latest ive had locally. Finally a visiting birder reports a Lesser Whitethroat at the back of Elan Village.

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  1. Well done you! Amazed at the Fieldfare-must’ve decided to enjoy the odd weather!!!


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