Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Two Little Ringed Plovers display-flighting and a constant chorus of Willow Warblers are the highlights of a wonderful spring day volunteering for MWT at Llandinam Gravels. Plenty of support too from Chiffchaffs, Blackcap and a Mistle Thrush. Plenty of hirundines (mostly Swallows, one or two Sand Martins) mobbed an overflying Sparrowhawk.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Just a brief reminder about the Bird Group talk, entitled 'Update on the Dovey Osprey Project' on Wed, 7.30 at Welshpool Methodist Hall.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Emyr is unable to be with us, but Kim Williams, also of DOP, has kindly offered to take his place, and will be telling us all about current goings-on at the reserve. This promises to make interesting listening, as it appears Monty has a new partner, Blue 3J, in the absence of Glesni, who has not returned this spring.
We hope to see you there, especially as this will be our last meeting until September. Only £2.50, to include home-made refreshments
Monday, April 16, 2018
I think it is a Snow Goose, if anyone can confirm that would be great. First saw it yesterday evening on the grass next to the lower lake, couldn't see any rings on the legs. Went back this evening to get a better look at it and found it swimming on the far side of the water. Looking at the table on the blog, it looks like it could be the one seen in Caersws on 21/03/2018.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
At least 4 redpolls on the niger seed in the garden today - not a bird we see very often here, so a treat. Although the male was particularly striking, the females subtle streaky plumage was attractive in a different way. They were a feisty group, seeing off goldfinches and siskins who were eager to share in the feast. (Photo doesn't do them justice as taken through the window.)