This was the wettest Welsh May on record – and one of the coldest until right at the end, with almost constant northerly winds. The weather has had significant impacts on both spring migration and breeding birds, with food in very short supply. Right at the end of the month there was a welcome burst of scarcities, but these were little consolation to the breeding birds.
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Criminals used a chainsaw to fell the active Osprey nest at Llyn Brenig the day after the first egg was laid. Here are the two birds looking at where their nest had been. The nesting platform has now been rebuilt – click here to read more.
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Scarce & Rare Birds Monthly Summaries
Snow on the hills, but some summer visitors trickle in through a cold, sunny month, with noc-mig (nocturnal migration) tracking revealing some unusual night time flyovers.