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Inspiring artwork at Ynys-hir
Local artist Chris Wallbank has done some incredible illustrations of birds and scenery at Ynys-hir. My favourite is the barnacle geese at Spring tide. They look amazing! Check out his blog http://cwallbank.blogspot.com
9 Feb 2011
Signs of spring
With slightly warmer weather, though still a rather chilly easterly wind, a few migrants have started to appear. The first sand martins were seen last Saturday and a few chiffchaffs have started to sing around the reserve. A pipistrelle bat was seen this lunch-time near the new boardwalk and butterflies...
16 Mar 2011
The first day of winter
Now the clocks have changed the dark, gloomy late afternoons and evenings of winter are upon us. Wader numbers on the lowland wet grassland are increasing with over 1400 golden plover and 1500 lapwing daily with smaller numbers of curlew and redshank feeding in the wetter areas. Birds of prey are now...
31 Oct 2011
Update on Winter Visitors
We have had some interesting visitors in the past couple of weeks worthy of note. Jack Snipe, Glossy Ibis, Ruff, Black Tailed Godwits, about 30 Lapwings and 150 Teal. Also recent sightings include Otters, Kingfisher Water Rail Spotted Crake and Curlew. So you can see there is a lot of winter interest...
5 Oct 2013
The redwings have arrived!
A quick look around the Saltings hide was well worth it with incredable views of barnacle geese. Overhead about a hundred redwings flew over, all heading westward-autumn has truely arrived!
11 Oct 2013
This weeks birds...
A busy week for birds. Highlights include a female merlin, a female hen harrier, 300+ barnacle geese, c50 pintail, c300 wigeon, c300 teal, the first goldeneye of the autumn, 20 grey plovers, a ruff, two curlew sandpipers and three black tailed godwits. The best hide has been the new Ynys-Feurig hide...
18 Oct 2013
A count of wildfowl on the reserve today came up with some really interesting totals: 320 mallards, 937 teals, 266 wigeons, 59 pintails, 21 shovellers, 294 barnacle geese, 115 curlews, 134 oystercatchers, three greenshanks, 134 lapwings, two black-tailed godwits and 300 golden plovers. Other birds include...
4 Nov 2013
Where do you go to my lovely?
On Tuesday BTO ringers from the SCAN ringing group and RSPB staff at Ynys-hir caught and ringed 25 barnacle geese from our increasing winter flock. Barnacle geese breed in Greenland and Svalbard with small populations in Finland and Denmark, a large proportion of these winter in Britain and Ireland...
15 Nov 2013
They are still here!
The barnacle geese are still here at Ynys-hir on the Dyfi Estuary. Last week we had a maximum count of the winter with 322. At high tide, about 100 were close to the Saltings hide and at least eight had colour rings from when we caught them in November. In the next month they will be off, but where to...
12 Dec 2013
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