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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Great white egret

A rare sighting of a great white egret on the reserve. 15/10/11 Photo by Laurie Wright
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Small copper butterfly

14/09/11
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September view at Ynys-hir

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Barn owls

Two of our barn owl family that featured on SpringWatch shortly after they fledged.
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Greater water boatman

Photo by Craig Mansell
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Brown hawker dragonfly

Photo by Craig Mansell
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Southern hawker dragonflies mating

Photo by Craig Mansell
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Black Darter Dragonfly

Black Darter Dragonfly at RSPB Ynys-hir Photo by Craig Mansell
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Common lizard on the boardwalk

Photo by Colin Johnson
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Reed bunting youngster

09/07/11
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Sedge Warbler near Saltings hide

Photo by Laurie Wright 03/07/11
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Spotted flycatcher fledgling

All of a sudden there are lots of spotted flycatcher fledglings around!
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