The first Swallow - 7 April.
Dunnock - misnamed Hedge Sparrow though no relation to sparrows and a gorgeous blue-brown in Spring.
Jackdaw - the first to arrive when we put food out.
Dipper - common all along the Upper Towy Valley.
Hedgehog in the garden - using a remote trigger with a DSLR camera and two flash heads.
Magpie taking meat scraps. They always seem to look angry!
A common sight during lockdown
Collared Doves quite literally billing and cooing
Chiffchaff - a few are resident but most arrive mid March, the first summer visitor.
Wood warbler - rare summer visitor and top attraction at the Dinas reserve.
Blackcap male - Females have brown caps. Very powerful song likened to the Nightingale. Common this year.
Large Red Damselfly
Orange Tip male (left) and female.
Goldfinch and one of its favourite foods - dandelion seed.
Bullfinch male - possibly eating a butterfly
Greater Spotted Woodpecker picking up a peanut. I have seen them securing the nut in a crevice to peck pieces out of it.
Canada goose in territorial dispute
Garden Warbler. Powerful and varied song similar to Blackcap.
Cuckoo - perhaps a few more this year than last? Still much reduced in numbers.
Our first fledgling - a Pied Wagtail
Little Grebe with chick
Garden Bumblebee (Bombus Hortorum) on Granny's Bonnets (aquilegia)
Song Thrush living the name.
Canada Goose family
Broad Bodied Chaser, male
Female Goosander with ducklings
Blue Tit fledging. A few seconds later it was lost in the undergrowth.
Common Blue Damselfly - very common this year.
Large Red Damselflies. First mating position. If the female (below) is receptive she will curl her abdomen up to receive sperm.
Even a House Sparrow can be beautiful - sometimes.
Grey Wagtail on the Towy.
Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on thyme.
Bank Vole swimming on the Towy - much smaller than a Water Vole
Bank Vole - easier to identify on land
Grey Squirrel by the river
Pied Wagtail on the Towy. Both Pied and Yellow Wagtails nest by the river but Pied also common in gardens.
Unfortunately I had a wide angle lens on the camera, but this old hare was quite close
This is the same image cropped. He (or she) has lost an ear and seems to have poor eyesight.