Monday, 10 June 2013

Ynys Hir

Red Kite - Ynys Hir - June 2013
Ynys Hir - June 2013

Whilst on holiday in Wales last week I popped down to Ynys Hir RSPB nature reserve which is currently hosting Springwatch, I have visited the site many times over the years, it is always a fantastic place to watch wildlife and catch up with some of the best summer migrants.
 
juv Redstart - Ynys Hir - June 2013
I managed to find Wood Warblers, Redstarts, Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warblers all of which are classic species of the Welsh Oak woodlands, other highlights included a Snow Goose on the estuary, Red Kite, Yellow Wagtail, Grass Snake, Common Lizard, Little Egret, and Large Red Damselfly. The reserve is a top spot for Otter but the closest thing to an Otter I could find was an Otter spraint (poo!) on the boardwalk, maybe next time. A full roundup follows:-
Large Red Damselfly - Ynys Hir - June 2013
  • Wood Warbler - 12
  • Redstart - 8
  • Pied Flycatcher - 3
  • Garden Warbler - 2
  • Grasshopper Warbler - 1
  • Sedge Warbler - 7
  • Whitethroat - 1
  • Yellow Wagtail - 2
  • Redpoll - 20+
  • Crossbill - 8 flew North
  • Snow Goose - 1
  • Red Kite - 1
  • Common Buzzard - 2
  • Little Egret - 1
  • Grass Snake - 1
  • Common Lizard - 1
  • Large Red Damselfly - 30+
  • Four-Spot Chaser - 2
  • Ground Ivy
  • Cuckoo -2

Pied Flycatcher - Ynys Hir - June 2013


Wood Warbler - Ynys Hir - June 2013
Snow Goose - Ynys Hir - June 2013

2 comments:

meurig garbutt said...

Sorry but it is a Large red Damselfly.

Danny Foy said...

Hi Meurig

Thanks for the correction, I should have checked before I published, the black legs alone are a dead giveaway!
Regards
Danny Foy