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  • Sunny at Ynys-hir

    Really busy day with lots of fledged birds about. I did a survey this morning and saw pied flycatchers and a newly fledged family of redstarts. Around Caer Berllan lake there were reed, sedge and grasshopper warblers and a lesser-spotted woodpecker was calling from the trees. The lake was quite, but I did find a gadwall in with the mallards, an unusual bird in west Wales.
  • Spring First's!

    A welcome return - first sighting of a pied flycatcher in the woods right behind the visitor centre. What's going to be next?

    also in are, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Swallow, Wheatear and Sandmartin,

    Also News from

    Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife - Glaslyn Ospreys.


    The first egg was seen in the nest at 10.10 this morning.  Saturday 5th April 2014 Here is a link


    Photo: The Glaslyn female certainly had that special glint in her eye when the sun appeared yesterday afternoon. 

Since 2004 she has laid at least 29 eggs that we know of. Is today going to be the day she lays her 30th?


  • The Team at Work (and play!)

     Last few weeks of habitat management work before the breeding season begins. Neil and Geithin finishing off cutting the rushes on the smaller islands at Marian Mawr. Still time to put up a nest box at home or if doing some last minute pruning of bushes, why not leave a pile in a corner, it might become a new home for hedgehogs, newts or toads.


    AJ Butler one of our contractors getting to grips with the rush cutting on Breakwater fields in preparation for the wader breeding season.