Monday, May 09, 2011
I spent last night as part of the 24 hour surveillance team keeping an eye on the Dyfi Osprey project nest on the William Condry reserve near Derwenlas Machynlleth. I was impressed by the technology (and other undisclosed paraphernalia) put in place to protect this historic nest and I was more than happy to give my time to assist the full time staff. It was nice to be able to get out and about and sample the nightlife around the Cors Dyfi reserve too. It is a well known fact that the sedge warbler is a nocturnal vocalist and on my nightly patrols around the reserve I reckon I detected at least 3 different territories of this species. A walk at sunrise produced a singing cuckoo.