Birds on the Dyfi
Acute toothache meant plans for spending the weekend underground in Daren Cilau had to be shelved. It did however leave Hollie and I free to visit the wildlife reserves next to the Dyfi estuary on Sunday. We first dropped in to the Dyfi Osprey Project to see how the new chick was doing after the devastating storms. The binoculars provided in the hide meant we could get a glimpse of all three ospreys on the nest..something people were waiting for all morning apparently (the live streaming cameras are worth watching for a close-up view). The Project is also host to a very nonchalant water buffalo, which didn’t seem too impressed with the gorse it was eating.
We spent the rest of the afternoon off at the RSPB reserve at Ynys-hir. In all we probably saw more squirrels and frogs than birds, but the views of the Dyfi estuary on the walks are spectacular, from Aberdovey and Ynyslas to Machynlleth.