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  • Blog Post: Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 3rd-9th August 2014

    Hi, Highlight of the week was a superb Clouded Yellow butterfly seen flying around Llanwddyn (3 rd ), this migrant species arrives into the UK from southern Europe in variable numbers every year and is not a common sight in Montgomeryshire. In fact the whole week turned out to be rather good for butterflies...
  • 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 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 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 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: 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: 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...