Frenchmen @ Pont ar Elan

Yesterday ,John Davis (Ceredigion) told me there were 5 Redlegged Partridges at Pont ar Elan. I took pics of same a week ago in Cwmystwyth, never dreaming they would come our way ( there were 7 then), so eyes about folks. That is definitely not their usual habitat!

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Ring Ouzel @ Elan Valley

3 still giving fantastic views in the Caban quarry car park this morning, despite the horrible weather! There was also a flock of 200+ Bramblings near the sawmills, plus a much smaller flock at Dol-y-Mynach. On Dol-y-Mynach there were 5 Goldeneye (2 darkes) and several Mandarin!

 

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Goosander @ Llandod

11 (4 drakes) on the lake today.

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Ring Ouzel @ Elan Valley

(via Nigel Starnes) Spent most of today near the Elan Visitor Centre with my partner Yvonne & friend ( & fellow birder ) Andy , looking for Ring Ouzel , getting rained on & drawing a blank .
We took sanctuary in the cafe & finally , at about 4:15pm as the light was starting to go , we paid a last visit to the Caban Quarry car park ” just in case “……
Everyone else had gone , the place was silent – and sitting in a tree at the back of the quarry helping himself to the berries – a single male Ring Ouzel ……. Result !!!

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Rouzels still.

Some from yesterday,although extremely hard to nail with a succession of clowns disturbing all! They were mostly feeding away from the quarry as a result, but back today tho heavy rain ensued from 11:30.

 

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Bullfinches

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A family of Bullfinches were in the Rowan trees yesterday and one Ring Ouzel at Caban car park which I completely failed to photograph.  Must try harder!

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Goosanders @ Llandod

(via Ann Morgan) Two on The Lake this afternoon.

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