SHORT LOCATION GUIDE TO BIRD WATCHING IN THE AREA
All photographs by Paul Hazell.
From Llanwrtyd Wells town centre to Abergwesyn, follow the river Irfon and you may see these birds on the water. Spring is the best except for Goosanders, which you are more likely to see in the winter.
On entering Abergwesyn Common, over the cattle grid, you will follow a narrow road through a beautiful Welsh Sessile Oakwood. Here you will find a lot of the local birds. From Blue Tits to Nuthatches and Treecreepers. Again, spring is best also for seeing our migrant birds from Africa including the beautiful Redstart and Pied Flycatcher. There are bird boxes up in the wood which are used every year, but please view the birds from the road. Do not go near the nest boxes as they will desert the eggs and chicks if disturbed.
Coming out of the wood you will enter The Common. Stunning mountains, with the river down below. The variety of birds you are likely to find here are: Pied Wagtail, Stonechat, Wheatear and Whinchat. Up in the sky you may see or hear Ravens, the ubiquitous and beautiful soaring Red Kite, Buzzards, and if you’re really lucky a Peregrine Falcon.