Spring woodland birds

Saturday 19 May


Price: Free to RSPB members.

Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. At this time of the year the ground is carpeted in flowers, and birdsong fills the air. We are here to look for two particular nesting summer migrants who should have arrived by now and the males set up territory - the Pied Flycatcher and the Redstart. Both these birds nest in holes in trees but readily use the nestboxes put up to encourage them to breed. Other birds of great interest will be Wood Warblers, Spotted Flycatchers and all 3 Woodpeckers but we can expect to see a whole host of woodland birds in the area of old Oak trees. Add to this the birds we will see on the wet grassland / saltmarsh which will include the breeding Sedge / Reed Warbler; Stonechat, Whinchat and Redshank and this reserve will keep us occupied for the whole of the day.

Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community.


We meet at the Tudor Rose Public House on the A540 near the Two Mills junction at 7.00 am before proceeding by car to Ynys-Hir RSPB Reserve, approximately 3 miles outside Machynlleth, Powys.

Where is it?

  • Postcode: SY20 8TA
  • County: Merseyside

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