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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wales: Cymisfael Stream 14th June

During the morning of Saturday 14th June, I took a stroll down to the Cymisfael stream. Turning right towards the bridge I saw a fine male Bullfinch flying away. Walking back along the road running parallel with the stream, I was delighted to see a Dipper fishing in the water not far away. Walking further along where the area opens out to fields and the river snakes away west, I carried onto the first bridge, saw a Beautiful Demoiselle and 5 rattling Mistle Thrush, a family group (?), flew and perched at the top of a distant tree before flying off. By the other bridge another Beautiful Demoiselle seen looking over in the opposite direction. Walking back just by the edge of the wood looking up the stream a Dipper was seen perched on a rock preening itself. Walking back just before the bridge, I was delighted to see first one then 2 Dippers and they kept flying up to an area below a knotted trunk area of a fallen tree, surely a Dipper nest here. Watching discreetly from the bridge, both the Dippers fished from the edge and by the rocks. 4 Dipper seen in total. Walking back near Mum's house a calling Raven flew up and over he road, croaking as it flew.

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