Prompted by a call from Carole Taylor I hastened up only to meet Carole to tell me it’s gone…. was on the Dragon but…..l went around by the big oak and did manage a brief sighting before it and a hundred BH gulls lifted and did not return….ah well there’s always tomorrow.
A dull day weatherwise, but our first ducklings hit the news! 10 or more! Try counting ’em! Ma has her wings full…sad , but I doubt if many will survive-the gulls will see to that-or the Heron-or the Crow etc.
Plus-young Moorhens saw daylight too-pretty early! Meanwhile the Reed Warb belts out his song and the Reed Bunts are still here…nesting?
I’ve been doing a bit of birding at my little nature patch in llangurig. Watching the returning curlews and looking out for the hobbies 🙂
It looks like this is coming to a bit of a sad end though as plans have been passed to put a road and windfarm through the nesting site. I (wrongly) thought that the law would protect our birds, especially something as precious as the curlew. Turns out that is not the case sadly. The developers have been “allowed” to net a badger sett, net a hedge, and they refuse to accept the presence of nesting birds. I guess this is a salutory tale about how we need to defend what we have. I don’t want to post an off topic or political post but I know some of you will want to know what’s going on with our local wildlife. The site ,which is upland/ moorland is likely supporting other treasures that we see in Radnorshire but it very un-surveyed. If you know the area, one of the people in the village has a facebook page about it called Save the Badgers from Bryn Blaen Windfarm
If anyone fancies a reccy of what is nesting in the area before they start, this weekend is free 🙂
Hoping to catch up with the migrants today and first off a Cuckoo going non stop above Cnwch wood; Willow Warbs everywhere ;next Pied Flies inspecting boxes and singing; then Redstarts by the Elan bridge. Past Craig Goch and Curlew singing ,with the final jewel , just after we met Tony and Tess, beyond Hirnant, 2 WHINCHATS! Apologies for pic : they were 60+ yards away!