Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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Latest blog posts
  • 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...
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    Spotting Spring Arrivals

    We are just at the beginning of the best time to see our key woodland species, knowing a little bit about the habitats these birds use and their behaviour can be the key to getting to see them. Below I will go through some of the best places to spot one...
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    Nest Box Spring Clean

    Did you know, we have just over 300 nest boxes at Ynys-hir for our small birds? In the past few weeks we’ve been busy cleaning out all boxes and mending any problems before the birds start surveying for potential nest sites in the coming weeks....
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    Greenland White Fronted Geese

    My intention was to write a blog all about the wonders of the Greenland White Fronted Goose, their journey from their breeding grounds on the low arctic tundra of Western Greenland to the Celtic fringes of Britain via southern Iceland. And trust me they...
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    Ringing the changes

    Seasons have shifted and there any many changes to report on at Ynys-hir since the last blog. Firstly, August saw the welcoming of 3 interns for their 9 month posting; Darran, Philippa and Naomi. All will be working on site creating homes for nature and...
Latest photos
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Osprey from Ynys-hir

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Greater water boatman

Photo by Craig Mansell
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Barn owls

Two of our barn owl family that featured on SpringWatch shortly after they fledged.
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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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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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September view at Ynys-hir

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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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Brown hawker dragonfly

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

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Azure damselfly close up

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Springwatch Tours!!

You really don't want to miss this! I escaped from the visitor centre yesterday for half an hour...
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