Bird Watching Guide

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.

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Dipper with an insect in its mouth on the River Irfon
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Grey Wagtail on a rock in the River Irfon.
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Common Sandpiper on the rocks on the River Irfon.
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Goosander preening on the River Irfon

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.

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Redstart with an insect in its mouth at Abergwesyn Oakwoods.
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Pied Flycatcher on a branch.

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.

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Whinchat on a frosty morning at Abergwesyn Common
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Wheatear at Abergwesyn Common.
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Stonechat at Abergwesyn common.
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Pied Wagtail

One Reply on “Bird Watching Guide”

  1. Wow! Cracking photos Paul.
    I happened to mention to Kev Joynes that I’ve stayed in Llanwrtyd for a day or two for the past two years and he asked if I knew you! I didn’t BUT decided to Goggle your name and I’m glad I did! Well done!

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