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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Whitethroat

Whitethroat 26/04/11
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Four-spotted hawker dragonfly

Four-spotted hawker dragonfly. Photograph taken while attending Janet Baxter's wildlife photography...
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Spotted flycatcher at Ynys-hir

The first spotted flycatcher I saw on the reserve this year. 02/06/11
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Southern hawker dragonfly

A large dragonfly which occurs in good numbers at Ynys Hir. May be seen patrolling paths and rides in...
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Hare on the track at Ynys-hir

I took a short stroll on the reserve before work and bumped into this fellow who was lolloping along...
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Otters at Ynys-hir

Otters at Ynys-hir from Marian Mawr hide 19/03/11 Photo by Rhys Thatcher
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Female pied flycatcher at Ynys-hir

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Four-spotted chaser dragonfly

Quite common, medium-sixed dragonfly ay Ynys Hir. Can be seen along ditches and around the bogs and pools...
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Male common darter dragonfly

Mature male perched above a pool on Covert Coch.
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1429 Squadron hard at work

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Air Training Corp 1429 Squadron tree planting

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Mother otter and cubs at Ynys-hir

A mother otter and two cubs at Ynys-hir 19/03/11 Photo by Rhys Thatcher
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