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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Wild horses at Ynys-Hir

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Early morning mist

View from the picnic tables at sunrise
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Mist over the Dyfi

Looking north from Ynys Edwin with line of mist along the river
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Foal

The first of two foals born in Spring 2010. Additions to the pony herd used to graze the wet and scrubby...
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Mare and foal

Feeding time
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Azure damselfly

One of the most common species found on the reserve
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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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Emerald damselfly

Small numbers can be seen along the main ride and in the boggy areas
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Large red damselfly male

Probably the most common damselfly on the reserve, can be seen almost anywhere, even sunny spots in the...
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Small red damselfly

A rare species in the UK but west Wales is one of its strongholds. Occurs in good numbers on the reserve...
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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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Common darter dragonfly

Very common dragonfly at Ynys Hir. Likes to perch in sunny positions such as fences, gates and on the...
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