Elan Valley.

Monthly summary for June.

An Oystercatcher was at Craig Goch 5th and 6th. A Tern species briefly at Dolymynach 12th and a Quail at Pont ar Elan 22nd and 23rd was an excellent find. The Great Crested Grebes, Goosanders and the Greylags all failed to breed at Dolymynach, no records of Little Grebe and Osprey so far and Little Egrets present in the breeding season for the second year was encouraging. At least 2 pairs of Curlew and Red Grouse produced chicks, while on the rivers 2 pairs of Dipper had 2 broods and Grey Wagtails had an excellent breeding year. All the woodland summer visitors produced plenty of young. A Mink was seen on the river by several visitors at the visitor centre, and a another record of a Pine Marten.

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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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