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  • Blog Post: Strange goings on

    This week there has been a few odd goings on. They have not been particularly rare occurrences but unusually for one reason or another. Probably the strangest find was an unusual singing Willow Warbler along the Yellow Trail. Generally it was singing like a typical Willow Warbler , but occasionally it...
  • Blog Post: Lets have a Chat

    It has been quite a quiet week mainly due to the weather which has now become very wet as well as cold. The lake has certainly been topped up and is again overtopping the dam. However bank holiday Monday was a nice day and there was plenty to see around the reserve on my day off. A walk along the first...
  • Blog Post: Gone a bit cold!

    This week has seen a significant drop in temperature with snow, hail and freezing overnight temperatures experienced. Having had a mostly warm April a lot of wildlife will have been prompted to start breeding, so this sudden cold snap could cause them problems. Eggs could get chilled, adults may struggle...
  • Blog Post: Migrant Arrivals

    From late March the summer migrants start to arrive back at Lake Vyrnwy, often a little later than the surrounding area given its altitude. The first migrant to arrive was the Chiffchaff during the last week in March and can now be heard all around the lake and a Redstart was reported just off the reserve...
  • 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 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 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 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: 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...