Thursday, 27 February 2020


   This afternoon I started off at Llyn Blaenmelindwr: a pair of Tufted Ducks, a pair of Mallard, a Cormorant and a Grey Heron.
   Then Llyn Rhosgoch: 1f Goldeneye, followed by Llyn Syfydrin: 2f Goldeneyes, 2 pairs of Mallard and 3 pairs of Canada Geese.
   Finally Llyn Pendam where Helen and Gareth were looking at the male Ringed-necked Duck. Also a pair of Tufted Duck and a pair of Mallard and we heard a Crossbill. Icy cold up there with snow on some nearby hill-tops.
   Then, heading for Ponterwyd and after about a mile a Merlin flew off from a roadside post. It settled some way away and plucked and ate its prey, probably a Meadow Pipit. I managed a digi-scoped shot just for the record: