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  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 20th-26th July 2014

    Hi, Top sighting this week was a flyover Yellow Wagtail from the Red Trail (23 rd ), this summer migrant usually inhabits lowland agricultural fields with the nearest known local population located towards Welshpool. Another highlight this week was an Osprey which flew down the lake (23 rd ). The...
  • 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: Have they - or haven't they?!

    We think - we may be wrong, but we don't think so - we think, we are fairly certain, the peregrines have hatched their first chick. This morning (Tuesday, 25th) the activity was intense up there on the ledge, with both parent birds in attendance most of the morning, and, thrillingly, around...
  • Blog Post: Visitors see things too

    But for a chance conversation in the Coed y Capel hide on Big Garden Birdwatch day, Mark Leonard's excellent photo of an otter swimming in the pool below the dam (see the Gallery) would have been known only to Mark himself and his family. Apart from proving that otters are present at Vyrnwy...
  • Blog Post: Latest update from the Front Line!

    Our correspondent, Graham, has revealed himself as “CatinTheHat”, in future to be known as our Roving Reporter! He reports from the Date with Nature site as follows:- “The peregrines are keeping a very low profile but there is no doubt they are present and paired. Today's...
  • Blog Post: Its all happening!!

    Been away at the Members Conference for the last few days - well worth going - lookout for details and book for next year! Well its all happening in my absence! An Osprey has been seen on and off for the past three weeks, and an Otter at the Lakeside hide, currently our “Date with Nature”...
  • 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: The good news, or the bad news?

    The good news, or the bad news? Some choice items in both categories today (Sunday 20th June). Bad first. The brilliant little camera that has been giving us a view directly into the nest for the last week started to swing round on its mounting a couple of days ago, and today, in quite a stiff...
  • 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...