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.

Purple Sandpiper @ Elan Valley.

First seen by Eagle eyed Tess, feeding on the shore at Penygarreg, late afternoon by the island, bird still present. Advertisements

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Tawny in the garden.

So this is what`s keeping us all awake at night.

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Mediterranean Gull @ Elan Valley

Found this afternoon, on the shore by the island at Penygarreg reservoir.

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Grasshopper Warbler @ Elan Valley

Churring away this evening, at the same Craig Goch location as last year, also a flyover Barn Owl.

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Elan Valley.

Many thanks to all those who turned up for todays bird watching event. A total of 30 species were recorded, star bird goes to the Lesser Whitethroat seen at the Broom plantation near Caban Coch dam. Other highlights included Siskin … Continue reading

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Elan Valley

Monthly summary for June. Records of Red Grouse, Golden Plover, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Mediterranean Gull, Osprey and Green Sandpiper. 15 Crossbills seen at Gwaelod-y-rhos on the 7th included mainly juvs. A Merlin was seen on the 13th, also a hunting … Continue reading

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Long-eared Owl @ BwlchySarnah.

Long-eared Owl seen hunting yesterday evening. 3 Nightjars churring away, and earlier in the day, 10 Crossbills and a Goshawk in the same area.

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