Crickhowell Weekend

Combining a Ramblers walking weekend with a spot of birding. A merganser pair on the river Usk, passing through the Glanusk estate, with an unconcerned red kite alighting in a tree just 15 feet from the path. Also a pied flycatcher in the woods leading up to the mast at the top of Graig Gwyr.

Lliw Valley

Plenty of birdsong on a Spring-like day (14 degrees). From a song thrush on a fence post to a very vocal nuthatch. Also long tailed tit, jay and great spotted woodpecker. A couple of goosander (M+F) in fine plumage swimming and diving in the river flowing into lower reservoir. Dunnock, kite and peregrine in flight.