Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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    Exciting Wildlife times at Ynys-hir

    I know a Blog is meant to be up to the minute information, however I thought it would be useful to have a brief summary of recent sightings here at the reserve. Starting with our Lapwings, 54 nesting pairs this year, now dispersing around the lowland...
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    Moths of the moment

    Some of Britain’s most spectacular flyers are also our most obscure: moths. Over 2,500 species of moth live in the UK, and over 30 of them have been seen at Ynys-hir over the past few days. On Sunday we ran a moth trap event for visitors, and...
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    Wow, an ACTUAL fish!

    Imagine you are a ground nesting bird, looking for that safe, hidden nook to make your nest and raise your chicks. Would you tuck yourself away in some long grass or reeds, so no one could find you? Would you flee when a predator came, or would you defend...
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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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    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...
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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