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View across the valley
Flying in style!
The team are walking over the hills, away from the lake through the Rheidol Forest taking in many scenic viewing points and lake shores, towards a view of the far distant sea of Cardigan Bay. There were many bilberry bushes alongside this track.
Red Kites flying. We counted over 60 Red Kites during the visit
Members of the Dean Green Team near the visitors centre watching the Red Kites collect for feeding time
Owned by the Forestry Commission, the Bwlch Nant yr Arian centre is set in a stunning lakeside setting overlooking the Melindwr Valley with the Ceredigion coastline in the distance and located on the summit of a pass at the western extremity of the Cambrian Mountains. As well as the scenery, the main attraction has to be a haven for birdlife such as the Red Kite, Buzzard, Black Grouse, Snipe, Woodcock, Goshawk and Merlin. On the lake itself, there are various wildfowl such as Grebe and Coots.We walked over the hills through glorious countryside before returning to watch the birds being fed. One Red Kite was of particular interest as it was completely white and was easy to distinguish for the less experienced bird watchers amongst us!

The Red Kites at Bwlch Nant-yr-Arian







Visitor Centre


Red Kites flying


Walking on the hills


Red Kites flying



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