Monthly Archives: August 2014

RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Recent Sightings 3rd-9th August 2014

RSPB have kindly agreed to let us re-post their blog entry of recent sightings here at Lake Vyrnwy.  If you would like to keep up to date with their recent sightings then take a look at their blog.
Hi,

Highlight of the week was a superb Clouded Yellow butterfly seen flying around Llanwddyn (3rd), this migrant species arrives into the UK from southern Europe in variable numbers every year and is not a common sight in Montgomeryshire. In fact the whole week turned out to be rather good for butterflies with Purple Hairstreak spotted in the Hotel Wood and the weekly transect producing 57x Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small Skipper, Comma, Green-Viened White, Large White, Small White, Small Copper and Meadow Brown butterflies.

This superb Clouded Yellow butterfly was a good find in Llanwddyn during the week (Many Thanks to Gavin Chambers for the photo)

Red Admiral butterfly was recorded in small numbers during the weekly butterfly transect.

Earlier in the week we unveiled the following mystery photo on the RSPB Mid Wales Facebook Page.

Well done to everyone who identified the mystery creature as a male Emerald Damselfly. This colourful damselfly is relatively frequent along waterbodies on the reserve at present. Other odonata sighted on the reserve this week included, Azure Damselfly, Black Darter, Common Hawker and Brown Hawker.

Emerald Damselfly can be found frequently along the reserves waterbodies at present.

High levels of bat activity were observed at dusk along the Afon Vyrnwy, with the bridge near the Sculpture Park (OS Grid: SJ020190)  being a particular good spot to watch feeding Common Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle and Daubenton’s bat as well as listen to a family of Tawny Owls. The Afon Vyrnwy also played host to Kingfisher (daily), Dipper (daily) and Grey Wagtail (daily).

Sightings on the lake included, 28x Canada Geese, 47x Mallard, 2x Teal, 9x Goosander, 1x Little Grebe, 3x Great Crested Grebe, 4x Cormorant, 5x Grey Heron and 2+ Common Sandpiper.

We’ve been treated to some beautiful sunsets on the reserve recently.

Other interesting avian sightings included, 1x Red Kite (regular over Llanwddyn), 1x Hobby (over Llanwddyn, 4th), 1x Goshawk (Red Trail, 4th) and Crossbill (regular, Visitor Centre, Orange, Red and Green Trails).

Macrolepidoptera Of The Week

Blue-bordered Carpet is top moth this week. Uncommon in Montgomeryshire this species inhabits damp woodland.

Blue-bordered Carpet (Many Thanks to Gavin Chambers for the image).

Cheers,

Adam

Special Moments at Lake Vyrnwy

We thought it would be a great idea to share some photos that we have received over the past month.  The beautiful weather we have been having has meant that there has been lots of photo opportunities out on the terrace and glorious sunsets to capture in the evenings.

Champagne Afternoon tea photographed by Julie Edwards

Champagne Afternoon tea on the terrace photographed by Julie Edwards

Evening view from out Tower Restaurant photographed by Rachel Reynolds

Evening view from out Tower Restaurant photographed by Rachel Reynolds

A day out on the lake from Eleri Smith

A day out on the lake from Eleri Smith

Daytime view out of the Tower Restaurant photographed by Maisie Davies whilst on work experience here

Daytime view out of the Tower Restaurant photographed by Maisie Davies whilst she was on work experience here.

A stunning sunset photographed by Victoria Owens

A stunning sunset photographed by Victoria Owens

Another beautiful sunset taken by Victoria Owens

Another beautiful sunset taken by Victoria Owens

Thank you to those mentioned for sharing these wonderful photos with us.  Do you have any photos of your time here that you wouldn’t mind sharing?  If so, go on to our Facebook page and share them on there or email them to marketing@lakevyrnwyhotel.co.uk – we would love to see them!

Continental Tyres choose our venue for worldwide launch!

We feel very honoured to be the venue of choice for Continental Tyres and motorcycling journalists from across the globe for the launch, which took place on 29/06/14 at midday, of an all new adventure sports tyre – The Continental TKC70.  Thirty motorcyclists have been testing these tyres on some of the World’s finest motorcycles right here on some of Wales’ finest roads.

Today (Monday 04/08/14) we have journalists from as far afield as America coming to stay with us to test these tyres – How exciting!

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