Posted by: Tony Ware | October 13, 2017

Gannet @ Elan Valley

A juv Gannet was found at Pont ar Elan yesterday. No signs of the bird today, could still be in the area.

Posted by: Leafie | October 13, 2017

Pintail @ Llanbadarn Fynydd

I was very surprised to see a female Pintail on a small hill pond yesterday evening! Other birds of note included Tawny and Barn Owl, Common and Jack Snipe, Golden Plover and Lapwing.

Posted by: Tony Ware | October 13, 2017


Elan Valley: 7 Redwings on the berries in the v c carpark, seen briefly early this morning while walking the dog. They flew off towards Garreg Ddu.

Posted by: robin100 | October 12, 2017

Redwings @ Nant Cymrun, Llanwrthwl

(via Brian Scott) Followed a walk from a book today and on the un-named road back to Llanwrthwl spotted a flock of Redwing.

Posted by: Leafie | October 12, 2017

Goshawk @ Llanbadarn Fynydd 

Juvenile seen causing havoc amongst the local corvids.

Posted by: robin100 | October 11, 2017

Glascwm Hill

(via elwyn73) Took a walk across the byway that goes from near Glasnant to the Doctors pool and onwards to Rhulen. Came across 11 Mistle thrushes feeding on hawthorn berries by the gate leading to the byway over Allt Dderw. Male kestrel hunting near the doctors pool, sat with my back to a ton grit bag at the top of Glascwm hill and glassed the heather and finally picked out the cock grouse that was giving me verbals , not much else to see apart from the stunning landscape itself and a pair of Ravens. Back towards Glasnant past the Mawn pools and where a line of decrepit wooden butts go over the hill line watched a female hen harrier quartering a field of roots to the east , and then my eyes were drawn by the white rump of a cock wheatear on top of some dead bracken nearby. In June this would be normal but in nearly mid October ?, should he not be well on his way back to warmer climes by now its been 5 days since I saw what will surely be my last Swallow of this year and to compound how late in the year he is still wedded to the hill I came by my first redwings of the year, 3 feeding where the mistle thrushes were earlier.

Posted by: robin100 | October 11, 2017

Golden Plover @ The Begwns

(via Will Lewis) Flock of 12 seen near the roundabout.

Posted by: kevjoynes | October 10, 2017


Oh dear-hoping to find some winter thrushes, we went up the Claerwen pm…a single Peregrine drifted over and that was it! Rowan berries gone except at the VC and the solitary shrub by Pont ar Elan bridge, so not much to attract anything this year save some Hawthorns which usually get left till last.Not often I can’t manage a pic of some sort , but there we are.

Posted by: kevjoynes | October 9, 2017

L’dod Lake.Still no hedging!!!

Back again and not much changed : Grebes fully grown , but still in juv plumes ; a sigle Cormorant ; one fem Wigeon ; the Heron at the back of the stage ; our first  Goosander-obviously been before as it took off like a rocket when someone started feeding bread.

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Posted by: Tony Ware | October 6, 2017


There were 14 Wigeon on Craig goch reservoir today.

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