First Wheatear (tinwen y garn) on The Maes, Llandanwg Saturday morning; they seem to follow the coastline on their overnight migration, dropping down to the estuary and dunes before moving up to mountain nesting territories....
'Bird of the Week' is based on observations recorded in the beautiful area of Ardudwy in the old county of Meirionnydd.
Most of the entries are based on regular wildlife walks of the northern shore of the Artro Estuary, including the sandy heath landscape of the Maes and adjacent shore of Tremadog Bay, a designated European marine reserve for thousands of over-wintering Common Scoter.
Several entries are from inland observations made in the wild & remote Rhinogs mountain range and associated moors, wood and rivers, the inland border and hinterland of the Gulf Stream warmed Ardudwy coastal strip.
It is hoped that these blogs convey the richness & beauty of the landscape in which we are so lucky to live and encourage the reader to visit the area or to open his or her eyes to the riches of their own environment.