Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Lake Vyrnwy

On the Bank Holiday Monday we headed off for our annual visit to Lake Vyrnwy as we are a pair of old romantics as it was here we got engaged and it was our seventh wedding anniversary (it also holds some great bird species), our targets today were Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and Wood Warbler.
Usually we have no problem in finding these birds around the "Yellow Walk" just below the dam, but this year we struggled to locate any of our target birds although we did eventually find Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher, plus Goldcrest and Treecreeper.
Treecreeper at Lake Vyrnwy

 We then headed off to the moors along the road to Dinas Mawddwy just by the turn off from the lake we picked up our missing Wood Warbler and then another about 10m further along the road.
 The moors themselves held for us Meadow Pipit, Stonechat and Wheatear. We couldn't find any Winchat which are along this road and we had no better luck along the road to Bala.


At the Centenary Hide we had been tipped off by someone I met earlier on the moors about Pied Flycatchers using a nest box near the hide and sure enough we soon the birds nice and close in.

Female Pied Flycatcher 

Male Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Flycatcher

Male Pied Pied Flycatcher
We then headed off back to the visitor centre to report in our sightings and get the usual close up views of Siskin.

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