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  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 15th-21st September

    The majority of land managed by the RSPB at Lake Vyrnwy is run as an Organic Farm by the RSPB Farm team. This week saw the 76 th Annual Sheep Sale take place at the farm on Friday. In the past 3 weeks the farmers have had a hectic time rounding up the sheep from the moors and selecting those for the...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 27th July- 2nd August 2014

    Hi, As we enter the month of August the majority of woodland birds have finished nesting and small passerines have started to form mixed feeding flocks. Catching up with a mixed flock along a hedgerow or in a woodland can be particularly rewarding with resident birds such as Goldcrest , Blue Tit and...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 6th-12th July 2014

    Hi, The fine and relatively dry weather continued this week resulting in a further reduction in height of the lake’s water levels. Unfortunately this looks to have put an end to the Great Crested Grebe’s nesting attempt for the time being. On the flip side the Centenary Hide saw an increase...
  • 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 31st May -13th June 2014

    Hi, A baby bird bonanza hit the reserve with fledged chicks visible and very audible throughout. Most numerous were the tit species with families of Blue , Great and Coal Tit in the deciduous woodland. Interestingly the number of Blue and Great Tit nests in the reserve boxes has more than doubled...
  • 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 10th -16th May 2014

    Hi, It was a flower which stole the show at Vyrnwy this week. Bluebells looked truly stunning, turning whole hillsides blue as the display reached near peak. A range of other spring blooms added splashes of colour along the hedgerows and woodland edge including, Red Campion, Herb Robert, Yellow Pimpernel...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 3rd -9th May 2014

    Hi, Sighting of the week has to go to Vyrnwy’s second ever Great White Egret found by a visitor to the reserve (6 th ). The cracking adult in full breeding attire stayed for two days showing from both the Centenary and Lakeside Hides. Vyrnwy's second ever Great White Egret took the...
  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 19th-25th April 2014

    Hi, The first Cuckoo of the year was heard singing from the Yellow Trail (21 st ) with singing males also heard from the Purple and Red Trails during the week. The first and only Common Whitethroat was sighted on the Red Trail (25 th ) whilst Wood Warbler (first returning bird 22nd) tallied 3 males...
  • 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: Ups and Downs!

    Monday and a beautiful day again. There have been some ups and downs over the weekend, however far more ups! We have welcomed to the reserve RSPB Local Groups; firstly on Saturday the Cheshire Group led by Paul Grimmett. As I was welcoming them in car park, the shout went up “Red Kite!”...
  • 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: Migrate with us!

    Monday 31st May, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Migrant Discovery Walk - nothing to do with patrolling the nation's borders, just a Bank Holiday Monday saunter through the wood and up the hill to renew acquaintance with tiny travellers back from incredible journeyings. A little party of early breakfasters...