Two reeling away in front of the first hide - I wonder what's using this hide as a roost?
Friday, April 19, 2019
Monday, April 15, 2019
Just a reminder that on Wednesday 17th April , our speaker is Michael Leach, who will be talking to us about "Owls of the World." Michael is a full-time author and photographer, with a passion for owls, and an excellent and popular speaker. Of the 250 owl species alive today, he has encountered more than half, and he will be telling us of his adventures with them around the globe over more than 20 years. Amongst those we 'meet', will be great horned, snowy, pygmy, great grey, spectacled and the biggest of them all - the deer-stalking eagle owl.
This is our last meeting of the season, and promises to be an excellent evening. It starts at 7.30, in Welshpool Methodist Hall as usual.
Everyone is welcome. Entry is only £2.50, and includes home-made refreshments.
Hope to see you there.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
We usually see a female goosander circling around us each spring on the Wern, as if looking for a suitable nest site, or waiting for us to be out of the way before she settles on a nest. This year though, although we've seen a pair on the canal occasionally, there has been no evidence of potential breeding. But today, the wonderful and surprising sight of a female goosander with 6 small young on the canal, was all the proof needed to know that goosanders have indeed bred successfully here, and it was all the more special for me as it was the first time I've ever seen a young goosander family. I only hope they avoid danger - we know there are some pretty large pike around, not to mention mink.