We are so lucky to live in an area that has an abundance of birdlife flying high above or swopping down over the waterfalls.
One of the major success stories has been that of the Red Kite who is now no longer on the threatened list. It was saved from national extinction by one of the world’s longest-running protection programmes. This magnificently graceful bird of prey is unmistakable with its reddish-brown body, angled wings and deeply forked tail. You should have no problem seeing them in the Brecon Beacons often flying high with the buzzards.
Another bird that you see on the moorlands is the Skylark. The male bird rises high in the sky singing it’s beautiful song to steer you away from it’s nesting mate. Hard to spot he hovers and sings. We have many nesting on Aberyscir Common which is just above the cottage. Sadly now a red conservation status but able to survive in our hills.
My thanks to Jon Mullin for sharing his beautiful pictures of these three birds all whom he saw whilst staying at Aberyscir Coach House.