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Lynn Davies
· August 16, 2017
We made our 1st visit today and wow did we enjoy.!!
Amazing place ,we saw lizards,water buffalo,wildlife and the Osprey on our guided tour, the staff we great full of enthusiasm and very happy.
Everyt...hing was just soo welcoming,
Will definitely return for more visits next year.
So glad we got to see Monty and his girls
Thank you ,for all your work and its just on our doorstep ..�
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Lynn Lyons
· August 9, 2017
We visited yesterday for the 5th year and it didn't disappoint. There were plenty of lizards to see on the boardwalk and we were able to see the buffallos too. All 5 of the ospreys made an appearance,... we saw them eating fish and then 4 of them took to the skies, which was amazing to watch. The volunteers were brilliant as always, particularly Karis and Len. Already looking forward to my next visit See More
Happy Dawny Joy
· August 9, 2017
I would have given 10 stars if I could. It was my second visit. Staff really take their time to share their knowledge with you and answer any questions no matter how big or small. Lovely people and b...eautiful creatures. If you've not been before, then don't hesitate. Go! � Thank you. X See More
Tracey Torley
· July 30, 2017
We have just visited for the first time after 4 years following online. The reserve is so beautiful, peaceful and packed full of amazing wildlife, we enjoyed every minute. Staff and Volunteers are sec...ond to none, welcoming, knowledgeable and supportive. Thanks for everything, can't wait to come again! See More
Yvette Turner
· June 21, 2017
The 360 observatory is incredibly well planned and designed with lots of opening windows to catch any breezes passing (��) and various outside areas with seating some of which are covered so shady. Ev...eryone was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Loved that the site is so accessible to anyone, lots of seating, wide level boarded walk most of the way to the observatory and a lift to get those unable to use stairs to the top level of the observatory. See More
Samantha Turton
· August 17, 2017
Had our third year on the trot visit yesterday, great time had by all including our young children who enjoyed using the binoculars and one of the staff there helped them to look for things, and then ...they enjoyed playing with the jigsaws. Such friendly and helpful people, helped to make our visit another great one. Hope to come earlier next year to see them in the nest more See More
Samantha Louise McCarthy
· May 30, 2017
We went for a visit here today! Myself, 8year old son and his Nain.
We loved this place! Already have a keen interest in birds of prey and to see Osprey feeding 3 young chicks was just amazing! Also ...water buffalo, lizards and caterpillars! Amazing! But to top it all off the knowledge of the staff/volunteers here was amazing and they were so accommodating to my son, making sure he was kept interested -
We are now following on Facebook and twitter and will join the dyfi osprey webpage too!
Hopefully back next year to see more!
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Gill Collins
· July 27, 2017
We made our first visit today dodging the rain and were made very welcome by the friendly and knowledgeable wardens. We asked a lot of questions which were answered patiently though I imagine these repeated daily ! We felt very privileged to see two of the young birds on the nest before they flew off for a while. It was wonderful to see these birds in flight and as we left one of them flew in back from adventures in the hills. We certainly intend to make a return visit. Many thanks to all involved in the running of this spectacular centre. See More
Kirsty Martuccio
· August 17, 2017
What a stunning place! You guys are so knowledge and helpful. The main observatory has been well though out with bins and scopes set up, loads of into, seats, tables, mags and a play table for the kid...s. So impresaed. Will defo be back soon! See More
Paul Humphreys
· August 26, 2017
Stopped off on way back from RSPB Ynys-Hir and glad we did. Saw two of my favorite birds, plenty of information at hand by very helpful staff plus water buffalo. Nice gifts from the shop and cafe refreshments. The girl in the cafe was really nice and a joyful character. See More
Mel Hughes
· April 19, 2017
First time visit for me ,was a bit worried about bringing my 2 youngest sons with me ,why I don't know from when we stepped out of the car to the time we left we were made welcome ,walked the boardwal...k to the 360 observation hide what a building ,the boys were taken care of shown how to use the scopes they were loaned binoculars and they both enjoyed the day .We spent 6hrs in all there it went to quick ,wildlife and birdlife is amazing ,lizards buffaloes , I will be going back it won't come soon enough for me and the boys ,I would recommend a visit to this wonderfully lace ,and I will say it again thank you all for making my first visit a memorable experience 10/10 See More
Moira Hawkes
· September 2, 2017
We have watched the place develop over the years and it just keeps getting better most importantly as it expands the welcome from staff and volunteers just gets warmer. Grand day out for all family. R...oll on 2018 See More
Little Mya Alexandra
· August 13, 2017
Really enjoyed today :-) first time we had been and my first experience of actually seeing an osprey which was fantastic. We sat in the sunshine had a little bit of lunch then walked round again takin...g pictures and enjoying all the finches on the feeders. Great day we will definitely be back :-) See More
Mary Emery
· July 18, 2017
Visiting DOP is magical, we had such a good time, and were welcomed by everyone there. It was wonderful to be a part of it, and to watch with heart in mouth as Aeron so very nearly fledged! I only w...ish I lived nearer, I'd be there every week. See More
Cheryl Hanrahan
· July 17, 2017
Terrific day out there last week with my two year old daughter and mother-in-law. Couldn't fault it. The staff were all absolutely superb, so helpful and really added to what was already a wonderful p...lace. Highly recommend a visit. See More
Lynne Morris
· August 14, 2017
First time visit but it will not be the last. The 360 observatory is fantastic, was glad we were able to see the youngsters before they set off on their long journeys. Thank you to the staff for the w...arm welcome we received and for being so informative. See More
Mark Childs
· July 22, 2017
Great place with a great setup to see these beautiful birds in the wild. Well worth a visit but be quick before these birds leave for Africa soon.
Leny Cato
· April 29, 2017
what an awesome place this is...i visited last thursday and saw Monty on the perch feeding, saw him flying to the nest and take his turn while Glesni flew off....a bit later Blue 24 rested at the perc...h....what a huge privilegeto be there....and what a beautiful nature reserve it is......the people are so very willing to explain ! i loved my time there a lot!!! See More
Sarah Taylor
· May 22, 2017
Every time I visit this wonderful place the staff and volunteers are so welcoming and so generous and enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge and experience. The hide is plentifully equipped with tele...scopes for viewing Monty and Glesni and their chicks and there is always something new to learn about these beautiful birds. Well worth a visit. See More
Mary Hyde-Brown
· June 5, 2017
great place to go with well informed people who'll take the time to tell you all about Ospreys.The walk along the board walk is a nature lesson on its own and then you arrive at the 360 dgrees Obs. wh...ere the view to the Osprey nest is wonderful See More
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Our friend Chris Wood is in southern Spain at the moment, staying in Huelva by the Rio Grande River.

And you'll never guess who he's bumped into...


Yep, it's LH0, one of Clarach's sons from last summer. Doesn't he look great?

Taken from quite a distance away through a powerful telescope. Very well done Chris, you've got us all blubbering back here in Blighty

You can follow Clarach's nest The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre

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Here is the brand new piece of music by Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita from their new album "Soar" which will be released in April.

It was played for the first time on BBC Radio Wales (not sure whether you'll be able to hear this if you're International, but it will be on this year's DOP ringing video).

Listen in from 5:00 minutes, the piece is called "Clarach"

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The best in folk-roots and acoustic music from the Celtic countries and beyond.