Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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Latest blog posts
  • Recent Sightings

    Early morning at Marian Mawr

    Russell was out and about on the reserve early tis morning, checking the pools at Marian Mawr. Not a bad list..1 wood sandpiper, 3 ruff, 2 Little plover, 1 black tailed godwit, oystercatcher plus chicks, at least 10 redshank and chicks, lots of lapwing...
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    The reserve in June

    A short walk to the Marian Mawr hide and a stroll on the Foel Fawr coastal path at RSPB Ynys-hir on Saturday 23 rd June produced 69 species of birds with the highlights being whinchat, tree pipit, bullfinch and a late cuckoo on the Foel and lapwings with...
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    Nesting Birds Round up - Naomi Davis

    Naomi Davis, volunteer at RSPB Ynys-hir summarises how the nest box survey and other nests has gone this year... Small nestbox monitoring comes to an end for another year. The late cold-snap pushed back the breeding dates of the blue and great tits...
  • Recent Sightings

    Wonderful Wood warblers

    In the last week the woods have really began to sing with the sound of wood warblers - very heart warming for the winter Interns - Phil and Darran and our regular Tuesday Volunteers who spent many hours well, days even, out in the woods clearing the bramble...
  • Recent Sightings

    RSPB Ynys-hir Spring arrivals and sightings

    It's that time of year when birds leave us and birds arrive, everything getting ready for the breeding season, so here are some highlights from the last week or two? Arrivals, chiff chaff here by the end of March, lesser spotted woodpeckers out...
Latest photos
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Osprey from Ynys-hir

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Chiffchaff

Distant record shot of the Chiffchaff singing this lunchtime by the dipping ponds behind the Visitor...
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Barn owls

Two of our barn owl family that featured on SpringWatch shortly after they fledged.
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Greater water boatman

Photo by Craig Mansell
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September view at Ynys-hir

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Great white egret

A rare sighting of a great white egret on the reserve. 15/10/11 Photo by Laurie Wright
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Small copper butterfly

14/09/11
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Southern hawker dragonflies mating

Photo by Craig Mansell
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The beautiful pond where lots of dragon & damselflies hang out

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Brown hawker dragonfly

Photo by Craig Mansell
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Azure damselfly close up

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and more

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