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Re: Spring Arrivals
The reserve seems full of birds this morning. Many willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps singing. There are redstarts and wheatear here also. New arrivals include garden warbler and two ospreys on the estuary.
9 Apr 2011
3 Jun 2011
A slow spring
Despite the occasional sunny day spring has been rather slow to arrive here. The majority of our summer migrants are now in with lots of pied flycatchers, wood warblers and redstarts busy making a home for themselves in the woodlands. An occasional cuckoo call in the low temperatures reminds us that...
13 May 2013
After the storm
What a traumatic few days it’s been. As you’re all probably aware, mid-Wales suffered a storm of almost biblical proportions at the end of last week with 5 inches of rain falling in just 36 hours. The damage to local villages was horrendous with many properties evacuated and millions of pounds...
11 Jun 2012
The last day of the series
The last day of the Springwatch series has finally come and some of the stars of the show have timed things to perfection. I was watching the web cams at lunch time and lo and behold, despite my low expectations, one of the common sandpiper chicks hatched! Over the afternoon more hatched and as I...
14 Jun 2012
Another wet day
In true British bank holiday style, the weather has turned poor here again, with rain yesterday and more rain forecast for the rest of the week. Early nesters, like most of the blue and great tits on the reserve, have fledged their young, but it'll still be difficult for the adults to find enough...
5 Jun 2012
Exciting Wildlife times at Ynys-hir
I know a Blog is meant to be up to the minute information, however I thought it would be useful to have a brief summary of recent sightings here at the reserve. Starting with our Lapwings, 54 nesting pairs this year, now dispersing around the lowland areas of the reserve. In addition a week...
23 Jul 2013
Beautiful weather for a WEBS count!
Staff here at the reserve chose a beautiful day on Thursday 22nd August 2013 to do a WEBS count on the reserve. A good number of waders were seen including 6 Wigeon, 277 Teal, 15 Goosander, 36 Little Egrets, 186 Oystercatchers, 21 Curlew, 29 Dunlin, 34 Cormorants and 14 Black-tailed Godwits. Many...
23 Aug 2013
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