Sunday, 23 October 2011
Mid-Wales Woodland Wonder
I spent last night and this morning wandering the Woodlands around Welshpool in mid-Wales. Last night I was with mid Wales birder Paul Leafe and we managed to catch a ring a fine Woodcock. It was great to watch Badgers, Hares, Goosanders, Snipe and Woodcock in the torchlight and at such close quarters. It amazes me that they allow such close approach at night.
This morning a wander through the woodlands produced 3 Marsh tit, a few flocks of Crossbill and at least a thousand Redwings at Powys Castle. A Tawny Owl frightened the living daylights out of me as I investigated some aggitated thrushes and Tits. A fine Stag also showed well amongst several hinds and at one point tried to outstare me.