Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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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...
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    Sunny days

    It's that time of year when the woods go fairly quiet for birds. Pied flycatchers have fledged and dispersed into the top canopy making them almost impossible to spot., and it's a similar story for the redstarts. Yet there is still plenty of wildlife...
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    A royal visit...

    First off, apologies for the delay in this posting, it would have been sooner but we've spent a couple of weeks without internet after the gales. As it is, June is the beginning of the silly season for birdwatchers with many of the spring migrants...
Latest photos
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1429 Squadron hard at work

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Adder at Ynys-hir!

The first photographic evidence we've had that there are adders Ynys-hir for years. It's very...
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Air Training Corp 1429 Squadron tree planting

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and more

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ATC 70th Anniversary

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Azure damselfly

One of the most common species found on the reserve
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Azure damselfly close up

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Barn owls

Two of our barn owl family that featured on SpringWatch shortly after they fledged.
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Black darter dragonfly

Small, quite common dragonfly on the reserve. Most frequent in late summer often found along the main...
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Black Darter Dragonfly

Black Darter Dragonfly at RSPB Ynys-hir Photo by Craig Mansell
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Bluebells at Ynys-hir

The woods are so beautiful at the moment with bluebells and other wild flowers. 30/04/11
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Blue-tailed damselfly

Quite a common species on the reserve, frequently seen along the ditches around Marian Mawr pools
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