Back at the Old Patch – 28/iv/14

Today I cycled the length of the Gwyddon valley, to do some birding on the moors to the north-east. I picked up a singing Wood Warbler on the way, as well as good views of singing Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

Garden Warbler 0012 PSed Ced

At the end of the valley, I came across a bird that I didn’s recognise at all. I guessed that it was a species of Pheasant, and having done a bit of research, it would appear to be a female Reeve’s Pheasant, which has presumably been released for shooting or escaped.

Reeve's Pheasant 0001 CedReeve's Pheasant 0002 Ced

On the moors, Tree Pipit were in abundance, with a few Stonechat around too. Eventually, after a bit of a climb, a singing male Whinchat was found, though it was a bit distant.

Tree Pipit 0042 Ced

Whinchat 0027 Ced

Gwyddon Valley 0088


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