Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir

Ynys-hir
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    Migrant birds and bony plants...

    With the increase in temperature, most of the regular migrants have been accounted for over the past month, including pied flycatcher, redstart, whitethroat, cuckoo, sedge warbler, grasshopper warbler, garden warbler, and swallow among others. The reserve...
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    Spring arrivals

    A wealth of sightings for you as Spring gleefully unravels it's way into the seasonal procession. We seem to be hearing more and more singing chiffchaffs on a daily basis, and the reserve has also recorded it's first wheatears and sand martins...
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    Storm Doris and the approaching Spring

    Ynys-hir has had it's fair share of the recent gull activity in the county, with a 1st winter glaucous gull on the 26th, as well as first winter and adult little gulls on the 23rd, which associated with the black headed gulls and fed on the river...
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    Show the love

    A scattering of interesting sightings over the past few weeks, including an unconfirmed report of a great grey shrike near Domen Las, flyover crossbills near the visitor centre on the 2nd, and a brambling on the 7th near the feeders. Of particular note...
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    Big Garden Birdwatch

    Welcome back, and a happy new year to all! January again, and time for another Big Garden Birdwatch. This year it runs from the 28th-30th January, and you can register to take part - as well as find all the information you need - on the RSPB's website...
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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