Looking at the Ceredigion bird blog it looks like the 'cardies' are getting all the fun again! I think us 'Monties' should certainly be looking out for those common cranes!
In my case I've been trudging my end of rural Montgomeryshire checking my kite nests. I always enjoy walking through a good Welsh woodland especially if it consists of oak. My birds today are what you would expect to see viz- pied flycatcher, chiffchaff, Gt. spotted woodie, coal tits etc and nuthatch, buzzards and ravens galore and even a 'piping' oystercatcher on the Dyfi. The nearest thing to a crane I saw was a grey heron.
Now here is a personal appeal to all of you who have taken a peek at this blog please, please, please sign up and put your sightings on here however trivial you think they might be. All the other bird blogs in mid and west wales have proved very popular indeed not just for our local birders but for those visiting from further afield. Undoubtedly the web is the modern way of finding out birding information in a particular area and its usually bang up to date and cheaper than buying the 'birdwatch' or 'bird-watching' magazines! So please help to make this Montgomery blog as successful as our counterparts in neighbouring counties. Some of the birders I know look at 'all' the blogs. The blogs are a common bond linking all of us wildlife enthusiasts together in this sparsely populated part of the UK.