Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Down on the Dyfi

Great day trip down to RSPB Ynyshir and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust Cors Dyfi reserve at the weekend.

The Dyfi 360° Observatory
52 bird species altogether including 8 species of warbler, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll (on feeder at Cors Dyfi), Siskin (on feeder at Ynyshir) and of course the Ospreys. At Ynyshir we enjoyed lots of birds, the view over the wetlands from the Ynys Feurig hide, Brimstone butterflies flitting about and a Grass Snake swimming in a ditch near the overflow car park.

The Cors Dyfi reserve is open 10am to 6pm 7 days a week at present, and it only takes a few minutes to walk from the car park along the new boardwalk (past the water buffalos and serenaded by Sedge Warblers) to reach the new Observatory.

The new building and the boardwalk cost £1.4 million, thanks HLF and others including CCW/NRW! Here you are closer to the nest than the viewpoint for the Glaslyn pair at Pont Croesor. The Glaslyn eggs have hatched now but the Dyfi pair were later laying, so birds will be around here until the summer holidays.

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