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The Celtic Rain Forest RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas

Common Redstart (Male) One of the most unique and incredible places to birdwatch in Wales has to be RSPB Gwenffrwd-Dinas (Dinas) The reserve is situated around a hill named "Dinas" in mid-wales a few miles outside the town of Llandovery. The hill ( I can't help but call it a mountain) which is 331 meters high has steep slopes that are covered in predominantly Atlantic Oak and Alder Trees and other areas covered in scrubland. I did some research about Atlantic Rainforests and according to the Woodland Trust , this type of habitat is found in places that have high rainfall but with low variation in temperature throughout the year. I have been visiting Dinas with my three amigo friends for the last couple of years and I must admit it is one of the only places that I have been to that has thousands of Oak trees densely packed around a mountain like this. When I walk into the woodland I imagine I am in something out of J R Tolkiens Lord of The Rings. It really is magical. Din

Bird Firsts of 2017

A birding Christmas Present

A snowy festive day in my friends hide.

Look what we came across in Wentwood

A golden dawn at the Marshes

A Tor of the Marsh - Ham Wall Bird Watching Trip

Goldcliff Lagoons Reserve Marsh Harrier Surprise

Winter visitors fairing well

Another bird species to Cross off my list

Almost a full Moon

First Quarter Moon Phase

Return to Pwll Du and concerns about Rock Thrush