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.

Short-eared Owls @ Elan Valley

The sudden frost as caused a movement of Short-eared Owls during the last two days, at least 3 birds have been present between Craig Goch and Pont ar Elan, seen late in the afternoon. Advertisements

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Elan Valley.

Monthly summary: January. Reports of Long-eared Owl sightings was interesting. Crossbills were seen carrying nest material and Woodpeckers have been drumming away. A Merlin was south of Abergwyngu farm on the 5th, at D y n reservoir there were 6 … Continue reading

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Barn Owls @ Nantmel

2 Barn Owls were quartering the fields at Nantmel this evening.

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GWEgret @ Bwlch-y-sarnau.

Lee Alan and I were out early this morning in terrible weather conditions, in the Bwlch-y-sarnau area, looking for our elusive GGShrike, no signs of the Skrike, and apart from a Sparrowhawk zooming across the road, and virtually flying over … Continue reading

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Elan Valley 2018

A total of 123 birds were recorded on the Elan estate during 2018. Some of the highlights included Bee-eater, Black Redstart, Kittiwake, Purple Sandpiper, Osprey, Scaup, Quail, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Hawfinch, Great White Egret, Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Nightjar, Mediterranean Gull, … Continue reading

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Elan Valley

Monthly summary for December. On the 1st, The Great White Egret remained for most of the day on D y n reservoir, on the 3rd there were 18 Mandarins present and a Goshawk flew over the reservoir on the 4th, … Continue reading

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Kingfisher @ Rhayader

(via Polly) A Kingfisher seen on the Wye, from Rhayader bridge on the 28th, also Grey Wagtail present. Long-tailed Tits back on the feeders in the Cwmdeuddwr, Station Rd garden.

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