Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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    Cables and cameras

    More springwatch preparations today with generators arriving, cables laid to some of the wildlife hubs and microphones set up near the heronry. The duct and fibre optic cable has been laid to the Visitor Centre from the Studio location and we will hopefully...
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    What a week!

    Here we are at the end of the first week of Springwatch at Ynys-hir. All I can say is...WOW.. what a week we have had at the reserve. The build up since last summer, when the BBC team had a good old look at the site and said - 'Oh yes, this looks...
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    4 days to go and counting!

    With just 4 days to go, almost the whole Springwatch crew are now onsite and it's busier than ever! We've been sneaking around taking some pics to show you how things look when the cameras pan out... Our humble tractorshed has been transformed...
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    Oystercatcher news

    Two of our most endearing stars on springwatch were Mr and Mrs Oystercatcher, who are still siting patiently on their charges, exposed to the elements, on a drystone wall infront of Domen Las hide. Quite how this species survives the attention of...
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    Happy Springwatch Day

    Well, the day for the first live broadcast has finally arrived. The reserve Visitor Centre now has a live link to some of the cameras and we are able to show live pictures from the heronry, a buzzard nest, redstarts in a nest box and our barn owls with...
Latest photos
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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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Dragon & Damselfly exuviae

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Damselfly - Emerald

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The beautiful pond where lots of dragon & damselflies hang out

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Damselfly - small red

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Keeled skimmer (I think!)

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and more

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Azure damselfly close up

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Damselfly - Azure

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Brown hawker

This was the first record for Ceredigion as well as the reserve
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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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Osprey from Ynys-hir

Photo by Rhys Thatcher
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