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Bird Watching 1

The group meets twice a month (1st Monday and 3rd Friday), sharing cars to travel to reserves and other places of 'birdy interest'. We normally have a pub lunch, and continue birding in the afternoon. No previous experience of birdwatching is necessary - we were all beginners once.

Contact Andrew Cross for further information.

29 April Vyrnwy trip

We Vyrnwy Dam arrived to a grey Monday at Vyrnwy following heavy rain over the weekend which can be seen cascading over the dam behind our group. The usual number of acrobatic Siskins were on the feeders in front of the hide along with Chaffinches, Nuthatch, Greater Spotted Woodpecker and other woodland birds. As the sun came out there were plenty of Swallows swooping low over the lake in front of the dam. In the afternoon we carried on round the lake with magical scenery of fresh green leaves emerging everywhere. The RSPB Centenary Hide is at the top of the lake and the view from it showed a calm peaceful area of water but initially no birds! Then the Spotted Flycatchers appeared and we saw both males and a female. Definitely 'bird of the day', who even posed for a photo on the nest box. On the way back down the north side of the lake we also got good views of a Peregrine perched on the crags opposite, topping off an excellent day.

1st April Ellesmere trip

The Mere Herons on the nest with chicks & eggs and highlights of a Wren singing, Sand Martins, Nuthatches, Chiffchaffs, Treecreepers, Great Crested Grebes and a Goldeneye.
Click here > Birdwatching 1 Ellesmere trip to see description and photos.

15th February Moore trip

The Group Click here > Birdwatching 1 Moore Trip to see the description & photos.

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