Friday, 7 April 2017

Spring migrants

My first two House Martins of the year flew north from Llanrhystud this morning. On my way north I found at least four more over the road between Clarach and Borth. A very enjoyable walk around Cwm Clettwr produced my first Pied Flycatchers of the year. 6 birds in total (4m and 2f) and a nice surprise in the form of my first Tree Pipit of the year performing a song-flight to the north east of the woodland. A quick drive up the Foel Fawr to look for a Ring Ouzel was unfruitful, there was however a male Redstart singing in a row of trees nearby.
Edward O'Connor