We hoped that, by the beginning of May, the summer visitors at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy would have set up territories and be in full song and display. However, it turned out to be a very cold day with occasional hail storms and snow visible on the hills so it was not surprising that the birds were mostly silent and stayed in shelter. Our party of four NG Members enjoyed a walk around the Visitor Centre and then up to the waterfall at the other end of the lake. We did manage a variety of birds though few close encounters: Meadow Pipit, Siskin, Nuthatch, Dipper, Common Sandpiper, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Redstart and Red Kite gliding along the valley.
Redstart, Bluebell and Reindeer Lichen by Jonathan Ashton
Siskin, Red Kite and Meadow Pipit by Ann Miles