Species: Pied Flycatcher

Dinas – Songs of Place and Time – A New Publication

Front cover of the recently published ‘Songs of Place and Time’ showing a male Blackcap defending its territory – From my collection

Last year was the first time for over thirty years that I’d not managed to visit the iconic Welsh RSPB reserve, Dinas-Gwenffrwd. Covid19 put a very firm stop to that and we all suffered enormously. So it was with much relief and a lightness of heart that I made my first visit for a good while in late April this year, when all the migrants were back and claiming territory.

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Dinas and Allt Rhyd y Groes and Classic woodland birds



A trip up to  RSPB Dinas, and a new CCW reserve for me yesterday, proved very productive with regards to the expected species, although the woods did seem a little quiet for this time of year than I remember from previous seasons. I’m wondering if this has anything to do with the lateness of spring in general?

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