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Friday, 2 July 2021
Llanfendigaid Day 6. Falling in Dolgoch
There were nest boxes every where in the steep hillside oakwood and at one of them I was watching a superb female pied flycatcher popping in and out feeding chicks. As it was a dull, overcast day we had decided to drive to Dolgoch on the Talyllyn railway to walk up through glorious oakwoods past the series of spectacular waterfalls. Several years ago I had photographed pied flycatcher at the nest here and hoped to see them again. In this I was successful but my other target species: redstart, proved too elusive. I did have good views of blackcap and greater spotted woodpecker, though. The oakwoods and waterfalls were as enjoyable as ever and we heard one of the steam trains on the railway so it's good to know that they are still running. Once back down we enjoyed tea and cake in the cafe and then headed to Tywyn for some shopping. The day was made complete by an evening BBQ and another win for Cav in the Tour de France.