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.

Elan in the rain.

Looks like “Storm Ali” as moved on, leaving a very calm Elan Valley this morning, so Alan Corbett and I decided to venture out for a few hours, in the pouring rain. We were well rewarded with a steady movement … Continue reading

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Manx Shearwater @ Elan Valley.

Yesterday evening at 5-00pm, we found a Manx Shearwater in the carpark at Pont ar Elan. In absolutely appalling weather conditions, with storm Ali bringing very strong winds and heavy rain, we got the bird to Aberystwyth, where it was … Continue reading

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Elan Valley Bird Watching Events

This years events ran from April 1st through to the end of August, we were concentrating in and around the area`s of rspb Carngafallt and Cnwch Woodlands. In all a total of 68 species were recorded, a big thank you … Continue reading

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Elan Valley.

August: monthly summary. Of note were 100+ LBBGulls, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 50+ Crossbills, 30+ Siskins, 8 Goosanders, 6 Little Grebes and 4 Little Egrets. A juv Green Woodpecker was present throughout in Elan village, 2 Little Grebes made a brief … Continue reading

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Little Egret @ Elan Valley.

Yesterdays Little Egret on Dolymynach, was last seen briefly, at 9-00am this morning. This evening, a single Barn Owl was hunting over Craig goch.

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Little Egret @ Elan Valley.

First seen at 5-00pm this evening from the road, on Dolymynach reservoir. The bird is still present this evening, it is roosting in the rushes on the far right hand side of the reservoir.

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Purple Sandpiper @ Elan Valley.

Received a message that a very early Purple Sandpiper was present on the banks of Caban coch reservoir at mid day today. Obviously by the time I arrived the bird had disappeared, but later located mid afternoon feeding at the … Continue reading

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