Friday, 15 June 2012

No Good News for Tywi Birds

Little Ringed Plover

After a brief lull the dreadful wet, windy and cool weather continues.  The River Tywi water level is rising fast for the second time this summer and this means that having lost their eggs in the first flood any repeat clutches look destined for disaster as well.  Nationally important species like Little Ringed Plovers may struggle to rear any significant young at all.

Sand Martins

Sand Martins nest in good numbers in the banks of the river and as the water rises they too could be flooded out.  This is a worrying time for all wildlife in the valley and if early summers continue to produce such dreadful weather populations could suffer. We must hope for better news.

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