Author Archives: Tony Ware

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.

Scaup @ Elan Valley

A female Scaup flew into roost on the Brecknock side of Dolymynach reservoir yesterday evening. Advertisements

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Whooper Swans @ Elan Valley

Long distant shot. Whooper Swans 6 still present this evening, in the middle of Garreg Ddu reservoir. Thank you Carlton Parry. Also of note today were 15 Ring Ouzels, at the lower parts of Claerwen dam, and for the second … Continue reading

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Elan Valley

Monthly summary for October: Of note were 14 Jays down Claerwen on the 14th, 150+ Fieldfares were at Craig Goch on the 8th, 25 Goldfinch and a Ring Ouzel were at Troedrhiwdraen on the 9th, 75+ Crossbills, single Goshawk and … Continue reading

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Water Rail @ Nantmel Tip.

At least one present late yesterday afternoon: Other birds included Redpoll (10+), Siskin (5) and Reed Bunting (2). Later there was hunting Barn Owl (2) in the area.

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Elan Valley

The calm of callum, Ring Ouzels 2 still present early am feeding on the berries at Ciloerwynt farm, 500+ Fieldfare were over Hirnant meadows at mid day, and a Little Egret flew in to roost on the banks of Craig … Continue reading

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Ring Ouzels @ Elan Valley.

Following the havoc of storm callum the weekend. Elan Valley did take a bit of a battering, trees and wires were down in Claerwen, which had to be closed yesterday. The good news is storm callum did mange to blow a … Continue reading

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Llyn heilyn

Mid day: Reed Bunting, Snipe, on the water there were 6 Mallard, 5 Wigeon, 4 Coot, 4 Tufted duck, 3 Little Grebe and a single Mute Swan.

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