Mid Wales – Bigger Birds

I always get excited at the prospect of any trip to Mid-Wales but a trip especially to see birds is my idea of heaven.

Today my experience started at the Dyfi Osprey Project. The Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust now have a fantastic observatory on the Dyfi offering great views over the Osprey nest. Today’s heat-haze was a big problem and the birds are still a long way off for the camera but I was very happy with the results.

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For me, a visit to Mid-Wales means a trip to Nant-yr-Arian. It’s a Forestry Commission visitor centre where every afternoon at 3pm (2pm in winter) they feed the Red Kites. The views are just stunning with over 100 Kites visible overhead.

As feeding time approaches, they start to gather on nearby hillsides.

Even the local Buzzards try to get in on the act.

But the big show is the Kites. I took over 1000 photos this afternoon. These are a few of my favourites.
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