This post has been converted from a comment originally made by Mike Davies
The first Hate Hogweed of the year will take place on Saturday 13th April near the Mochdre Brook, starting at 10am. All are welcome and equipment and training will be provided.
Whilst walking the riverbank at Vaynor, I noticed these holes in the riverbank and I am keen to know if I am correct in identifying them as Signal Crayfish burrows.
Can anyone confirm this?
1 pair nesting in the upper Vaynor area and a pair courting a little further downstream in mid Vaynor. 2 more sightings between Dolerw Bridge and the Halfpenny Bridge.
4 or 5 different locations between the Mochdre Brook and the Long Bridge.
Seen feeding by the Halfpenny Bridge.
Between the Long Bridge and Halfpenny Bridge and also at Vaynor.
2 pairs between Mochdre Brook and Dolerw Bridge and also a single female.
The resident flock of Pied Wagtails are still very strong by the Post Office car park.
Seen in the trees by the river at Trehafren.
By the Skate Park, Trehafren and Vaynor areas.
Sunning itself in a tree at Vaynor – (Yes we did have 1 almost sunny day!)
Although I have not seen these myself, I have received 2 separate reports of 2 Otters being seen by the Halfpenny Bridge. With there being just 2 sighted, it leads me to think that these are probably the 2 cubs which have now been left to fend for themselves, by the mother. She will now probably find the dog Otter and mate, as they apparently have no fixed mating season.
Again, not seen personally but has been seen around the Dolerw Bridge to Trehafren area.
Seen by Sue Newham on the sloping concrete flood defences alongside the Back Lane carpark at the end of March.
The ‘common’ birds appear to be doing well, with lots of Robins, Blackbirds, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, Magpies, Siskins, Chaffinches, Wood Pigeons surviving during this particularly bad spell of weather.
I’m sure that there is a lot of other wildlife that has been seen out there and I would like to encourage members to post their sightings in a similar manner.
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