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May 2019

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Trip to Lake Vyrnwy

Trip to Lake Vyrnwy

We'd not been to Lake Vyrnwy for a few years so a trip to this wonderful site was long overdue. The journey down was largely uneventful and we arrived just as the sun came out. Grey Wagtail and Dipper could be found feeding at the base of the Dam which stretched across the lake. The reflection of the surrounding hills and trees in the calm mirror like surface of the lake was beautiful and although many photographs were taken, none seemed to do the scene justice. Off walking around the woods produced the usual common woodlland birds but we also came across a very obliging male Pied Flycatcher. Raven and Buzzard could be seen above us, no doubt using the thermals to gain height ! Redstart and Ring Ouzel were heard calling but we just couldn't locate them although we had great success in tracking down a calling Wood Warbler. Even if you dont like birds, a walk around this reserve will lift your spirits. As always, we had a nice stop at the cafe for some light refreshments !!