Monthly Summary July

Elan

A female/imm type Merlin was seen at Pont ar Elan on the 3rd – 4th, at least 20 Crossbills were flying around Gwaelod on the 6th, and the Grasshopper Warbler was churring away again at Craig Goch on the 7th. 3 Short-eared Owls were at Pont ar Elan on the 9th, there were 33 Canada Geese on Graig Goch reservoir on the 11th, and 2 Goshawks were above Garreg Ddu on the 17th.

Other notes: A Kingfisher was seen on several occasions on the rivers, also a Barn Owl was recorded.

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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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