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!