Osprey Chicks

For the first time in 400 years (as far as we know anyway) Ospreys are breeding in the Dyfi Valley.  Today we visited the Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, about half an hour South from Graig Wen to view the nest from the hide in the marshes.  We could clearly see the female...

TWEET TWEET

In the week Graig Wen joined Twitter it seemed apt that we were invited to the RSPB reserve at Ynys- hir.  It’s about 40 minutes south of Graig Wen and the staff are extremely welcoming and keen to share their excitement about wild life. For a small charge you...

RED KITE AT NIGHT…

The red kite is Wales’s favourite, and most spectacular bird.  At Bwlch Nant y Arian Forestry Commsion centre south of Graig Wen in Ceredigion, they feed red kites every day (2pm in winter, 3pm in summer). Yesterday we went to see this awesome site.  Countless...

PLEASE FORM AN ORDERLY LINE

…try telling that to wildlife. I was just waiting outside the Tree Bog on our tent camping fields – Me, the dog and four bats. The bats’ idea of queuing is pretty random: an awful lot of ducking and diving, invasion of my personal space etc....

Garden Bird watch results

Blue tit x 8 Coal tit x 2 Greater spotted woodpecker x 1 Sparrow x 1 Robin x 3 Great tit x 1 Cup of tea x 1 Biscuits x 2 Ipod x 1 Listened to 45:33 remixes and Four tet “there is love in you” One hour spent watching the birds very good for the mind and...

Big Garden Birdwatch

Over the weekend of the 30th and 31st January the RSPB are asking you to spend one hour recording the number and species of birds that visit your garden or park, more details at www.rspb.org.uk It seems fitting that just when we change the name of our cottage to Tyr...

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