This weekend seemed to be dominated by owls. Firstly I found two Long-eared Owl chicks in one of our Kestrel boxes (in the north of the county), then in a Barn Owl box (that had been unused for at least 10 years) just north of Rhayader there were 5 very healthy Barn Owl chicks, and Tawny Owls seem to be just about every where – Rhayader, Bwlch-y-Sarnau, Llaithddu and Llandrindod (at least 12 different birds observed!).

Other notable sighting included at least 7 Pairs of Curlew between Hirnant and Pont-ar-Elan, 3 Cuckoos, 2 Crossbills and a Polecat at Bwlch-y-Sarnau and a Hedgehog at Llaithddu.


A pair of Garganey were reported at Bwlch-y-Fedwen Pools (SO095598) on Friday and Saturday, but no sign of them yesterday unfortunately!

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6 Responses to Owls…

  1. kevjoynes says:

    Blimey! I’m glad someone’s having fun-& 7pairs of Curlew???Did you mean 2? The Long -eareds look fantastic.Well done you.

  2. martinallandod says:

    Great stuff with cute factor 10 🙂

  3. Leafie says:

    Definitely at least 7 pairs Kev, at least 3 of them have chicks.

  4. kevjoynes says:

    Amazing!Wish the damn weather would sort itself and we might get out!

  5. Skylarkmidd says:

    Great pics……. and great news on the curlew count!

  6. Skylarkmidd says:

    Forgot to say ……. 3 tawny owl chicks successfully fledged from my owl box in the garden ….Newbridge on Wye

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