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  • Blog Post: Welcome to Lake Vyrnwy Blog.

    This is the first blog from Lake Vyrnwy, so here goes! For those of you that don’t know us, the reserve is situated in the Berwyn Mountains, just east of Snowdonia, the boundary of which adjoins the reserve. Lake Vyrnwy reserve is huge! It extends to some 25,500 acres, approx 7 miles...
  • Blog Post: Mission accomplished?

    This very dry spring has already seen the water level in the lake drop startlingly low. Is it going to be a "village year", when the foundations of the drowned buildings of old Llanwddyn see the sunlight again? Despite the drought and the cold start, the Vyrnwy peregrines have so far...
  • Blog Post: Fab Weather!

    Well the fabulous weather continues. This morning crossing the dam on the way to work the lake was flat calm and like a mirror. The forecast is good, so why not visit this weekend? On the bird front the Peregrines are still putting on a show, two pairs for a time today. Also Ravens showing well from...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings March 2014

    Hello my name is Adam and I’m one of two interns who have joined the team at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy for the next six months. Since starting our role on the reserve me and Tom, the other intern, have managed to see 71 bird species and the main focus of today’s blog is to update you with our wildlife...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 31st March- 11th April 2014

    Hi, After late March’s large Chiffchaff arrival spring bird migration slowed through the first week of April and with fog and rain dominating this probably wasn’t too big a surprise. The conservation team are a committed bunch however and whilst out and about on the reserve managed to...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 12th-18th April 2014

    Hi, In a week dominated by glorious sunshine and blue skies the wildlife excelled itself with the arrival of Pied Flycatchers being my personal highlight. The first flycatchers were sighted from the Centenary Hide on 13 th April and as the week progressed could also be found on the Yellow and Blue...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 26th April-2nd May 2014

    Hi, Spring has finally taken a firm grasp on the reserve with Bluebells and Greater Stitchwort flowering in the woodlands, Welsh Poppies around buildings and Garlic Mustard along the hedgerows. Robin , Mistle Thrush , Song Thrush and Blackbird are frantically probing the ground for juicy invertebrates...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 17th -23rd May 2014

    Hi, The dawn chorus is one of Britain’s greatest natural wonders, this week we set our alarm clocks early and headed out with visitors to experience the Vyrnwy chorus. The group weren’t left disappointed as hundreds of woodland birds filled the air with music on what turned out to be a...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 14th-20th June 2014

    Hi, Blue skies and warm sunshine are always in a recipe for a good day to be out and about however if you add a large splash of Common Scoter and a drop(in) of Osprey then your day’s rating goes from good to absolutely brilliant. That’s exactly what happened on the 19 th June when an Osprey...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 21st-27th June 2014

    Hi, Another week of mostly fine weather resulted in good butterfly and dragonfly numbers which included a new addition to the reserve list in the form of Keeled Skimmer . Common Hawker , Broad-bodied Chaser and Banded Demoiselle were recorded for the first time this year. A fresh emergence of Red...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 28th June-5th July 2014

    The fields glisten as the suns early morning rays strike the dew, the watery cloak only missing around the sheep highway. The wheezy coo of a Wood Pigeon travels from the forest edge meanwhile a Song Thrush tilts its head and focuses on a surfacing earthworm , striking and obtaining the first food parcel...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 13th-19th July 2014

    Hi, As temperatures soared on the reserve so did the number of flying invertebrates. Black Darter and Emerald Damselfly were recorded for the first time this year whilst Four-spotted Chaser , Common Hawker , Emperor Dragonfly , Brown Hawker and Golden-ringed Dragonfly could also be sighted along the...