It has been a busy Spring at RSPB Ynys-hir. Our interns are gone and the warden team are busy with surveys.

This year waders are a focus so early mornings out on teh estuary, slatmarsh and lowland wet grasslands.

Our regular volunteers have also been busy surveying the 300 plus nestboxes on the reserve.

Pied flycatchers, are back and very much in evidence along the route to Marian Mawr hide as well as along the woodland paths and Ynys Edwin ridge.

Wood warblers are singing in the woods, redstart are proving a little trickier to see but are here along the red route.

Sedge warblers, reed warblers grasshopper warblers all singing laong with blackcaps and chiff chaff.

On Marian mawr pools there are lapwing, redshank, shelduck and oystercatchers all with nests.

For over a month now we have had great white egret (possible 2) on the reserve either in the MM pools and saltmarsh or in the pools in front of the Visitor Centre.

Other visitors this Spring have been a common crane and then in the last few days and still here as I write a spoonbill.

Wonderful views of the Dyfi ospreys have been enjoyed by many visitors, flying and fishing up the estuary and saltmarsh.

The path to Domenlas hide is closed at presnet,to prevent disturbance to nesting litlle egrets. 

The woods are still full of spring flowers with bluebells, stitchwort, violets and primroses.

Plenty to see and enjoy in this sunny weather.Spoonbill and Little Egret