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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

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start at the vis­i­tor cen­tre, not just for the fa­cil­i­ties but be­cause the feed­ers at­tract a con­tin­ual pas­sage of birds in­clud­ing tits, great spotted Wood­peck­ers, nuthatches, siskins and, in win­ter, Bram­blings.

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What chance a sight­ing of a party of Cross­bills? Lis­ten out for their deep purring notes. gold­crests are res­i­dent while nest­boxes at­tract tits and, in sum­mer, Pied Fly­catch­ers. other sum­mer vis­i­tors in­clude red­starts, while Tree Pip­its read­ily take to ar­eas of re­cently felled conifers.

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Tufted ducks are a win­ter vis­i­tor to Llyn nant yr Arian and have nested. oth­ers in­clude Lit­tle grebe, Teal, gold­en­eye and goosander.

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From the west­ern side of Llyn nant yr Arian, en­joy the spec­ta­cle of red Kites at the af­ter­noon feed­ing time, or make the walk to the eastern shore with its hide and the ac­tual feed­ing area.

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From a van­tage point look­ing west down into the val­ley en­joy the mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence of watch­ing the kites or see a pass­ing Buz­zard and lis­ten out for the ‘cronk­ing’ call of a pair of ravens as they tum­ble about the sky. What a way to con­clude your visit.

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