With one of the better days that we have had for some time, Brian P. and myself, paid a visit to dolydd Hafren this morning, mainly i must admit to see if we could get a sighting of the Bean Geese that have been there recently. And were rewarded with a sighting of one bean goose in flight, although other birders there said that they had seen 3 geese. One other sighting just before we left was just as pleasing and that was of a Kingfisher, Spotted by Brian sitting in a willow on the large bend of the severn at the second hide.My first sighting of a kinfisher for almost 18 months. Large numbers of Finch's also present and Bullfnch's were easy to spot as they perched in the trees with full sun shining on them. Curlew,Herd first before sighting, were also there in good numbers. In the two hours that we spent there the following species were seen :-
Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Blue Tit, Canada Geese, Cormorant, Blackbird, Curlew, Buzzard, Teal, Mallard, Red Kite, Pheasant, Wood Pigeon, Sparrow Hawk, Oyster Catcher, Raven, Carion Crow, Rook, Goosanders, Linnet, Siskin, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Brambling, Peregine, Heron, LBB Gull, Jackdaw, Dunlin, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Kestral, Great Tit and Long-Tailed Tit.
35 species noted in our two hour spell. And in the middle of our time there we spent five mintes watching two female Hare's taking advantage of the warm sunshine as well. What a cracking morning!.