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Beth Woollam
· April 4, 2018
We had an excellent first visit on 3rd April and left the reserve feeling very excited about ospreys, even having not seen any ! Today we heard that Monty had returned and my children were desperate t...o go and get a sighting. They managed a view of him eating a fish on the river bed ! Wow ! An experience never forgotten and we are now desperate to return again when we revisit the area ! Thanks so much - a great place that is beautifully made and run. See More
Kate Puplett
· May 23, 2014
A magical place, teeming with a huge diversity of plants and wildlife, Cors Dyfi offers a wonderful experience for the whole family: a team of friendly staff and volunteers is on hand to answer all yo...ur questions, the new 360 degree observatory offers a unique opportunity to observe the ospreys from close range and comfortable seats are dotted around the reserve for those who prefer to sit and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Dyfi estuary - and no visit would be complete without a visit to the cafe for a slice of delicious home-made cake! See More
Mark Ch
· July 12, 2015
What can I say that hasn't been said already about this wonderful reserve and observatory, My wife and I visited it again for the second time and now the observatory has been built it offers superb vi...ews over the entire reserve and as an added bonus a close up view of the ospreys nest.

There is so much to look as you walk along the 500 metre board walk, that it will take a while for you to get to the superb observatory, which by the end of the year will have a brand new wheelchair lift installed so that the whole of the building will be accessible to everyone.

We WILL be going back again in the near future, that's a guarantee.
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Julie Narramore
· June 23, 2017
Had an amazing day on Wednesday, the facilities are brilliant, offering extraordinary views of the reserve and the wonderful Ospreys and the staff and volunteers were exceptional, incredibly knowled...geable friendly and more than welcoming, I could not thank them enough See More
Lyn Ellis
· May 23, 2014
What a wonderful place, Welcoming, and a very special place for wildlife of all sorts including the stars Monty and Glesni. Gorgeous little cafe with cakes to die for. great views of the nest and bril...liant TV monitors with the live feed showing.the nest. The staff and volunteers are very happy to answer any questions, well worth a visit, be warned one visit is never enough xx See More
Jeremy Bradsell
· July 15, 2017
The enthusiastic and informative guides really make this place. Visiting when I did (while the osprey chicks were starting to fly) obviously added interest but it's an excellent reserve anyway.
Karen Elizabeth
· May 23, 2014
I also visited at Easter on the first open day to the public. It was a very special feeling being there. All the staff and volunteers were so helpful and friendly and full of enthusiasm. The observato...ry is architecturally beautiful and a brilliant piece of engineering. The stroll down the boardwalk listening to and seeing all sorts of birds, insects, lizards and the odd small mammal you feel as though you are entering into the very heart of Monty and Glesni's world. Once you arrive at the observatory you are first struck by the beauty of the structure itself. So light and airy and perfectly designed to allow you an all around view of the nest and surrounding habitat yet at the same time subtly keeping the intrusion on the ospreys to a minimum. Very clever. For anyone wishing to see ospreys a visit to Cors Dyfi Reserve and Observatory should be top of your bucket list! See More
Amelia Lees
· May 24, 2014
A great place to while away a couple of hours. As well as the seeing the stars from Springwatch, Monty and Glesni, the ospreys from the fantastic 360 degrees observatory, situated less than 300m from ...their nest, there is far more to see. For example, smaller birds such as siskins, redpoles, warblers on the feeders just below the hide, and children can have great fun trying to spot water buffaloes and lizards along the boardwalk. Even if the weather isn't good 4 large screens with live streaming in the visitors centre will keep you entertained.Along with the friendly and informative staff and volunteers plus the delicious homemade cakes from the cafe, a visit is definitely recommended. See More
Melanie Ralph
· May 23, 2014
Amazing place to visit! Everyone is so friendly and full of information. All the volunteers are eager to chat and answer any questions. The new observatory is fab and you get a great view of the ospre...ys. When you are there go and say hello to Lowrie and get some Bara brith It's the best. It's the sort of place that as soon as you leave to go home you want to go back again. See More
Carol Duckworth
· May 23, 2014
A very special place, set amongst beautiful scenery. Wildlife in abundance living in their natural habitat. Friendly and knowledgable staff and volunteers always ready to teach, help and assist in any... way possible. I haven't visited the new observatory yet but viewing the pictures that have been published it would seem to give unique views of the Dyfi ospreys and the whole reserve. A wonderful place to introduce children to wildlife. See More
Christina Allen
· May 23, 2014
The new 360 Observatory adds a whole new dimension to the experience. Now not only can you see the Ospreys better, the height of the rise in the boardwalk and the different levels of the observatory m...ean a superb view of the Cors and its wildlife and its place in the surrounding landscape. Da iawn Montgomery Wildlife Trust for having the commitment to pursue and achieve this. See More
Carol Swales
· May 23, 2014
A very special place, home to a pair of breeding ospreys (as featured on BBC Springwatch). The new observatory, completed in early 2014, allows you to get up close and personal to the nest and affords... spectacular 360 degree views across this wildlife haven, the Dyfi estuary and the mountains beyond. A "must" attraction for any visitor to Mid Wales. See More
Dolly Cox
· May 26, 2014
It is wonderful to see such fantastic photographs of birds and wildlife I don't usually see, such as the redpolls, turtle doves, and the bittern earlier this year. The cheeky picture of the weasels is... incredible. And this is only the Facebook page ...

Looking forward to my next visit, and seeing the whole ecosystem for myself, but I know I will see something special - including the magnificent breeding ospreys, Monty and Glesni. Watching them on the large screens will be brilliant!
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Tracy Shaw
· May 23, 2014
This is a Beautiful and Tranquil place to visit. If you love Birds, all Wildlife and of course our rare Ospreys (Monty and Glesni) I highly recommend a visit. It is for all ages, the kids will love i...t too. I would also like to mention the Staff and Volunteers are Amazin. I give it 5 star and 5 smileys :) :) :) :) :) See More
Sharon Davies-culham
· May 30, 2017
The most beautiful place, a real privilege to visit. Incredible staff and volunteers and the most amazing observatory. Fab cakes too! X
Irene Harvey
· May 23, 2014
The weather doesn't matter - the wildlife is amazing (large and small). The Reserve is a perfect place to see and appreciate our wonderful Nature of Wales at her best. From tiny Siskins and Yellowha...mmers to magnificent Osprey, Buzzards and Red Kites, along with lizards, otters (if you're lucky) and small mammals and insects. The live screens in the Visitor Centre give you a wonderful view of the osprey nest and the small mammal box, just outside. The new Observatory gives fantastic views of the Osprey nest and the Reserve. Definitely one to recommend!! See More
Sandra Fogarty
· May 23, 2014
Cors Dyfi reserve and observatory definitely deserve five stars. On my bucket list for a few years, I finally had the opportunity to visit this summer (2017). The landscape is so peaceful and beautifu...l, and the staff and volunteers are so welcoming and friendly. Many thanks to all who work at Cors Dyfi. See More
Jill Robinson
· May 25, 2014
An amazing place to catch sight of all manner of wildlife. Take your time and keep your eyes swivelling. So much is happening on the ground, in the ponds, in the bushes, trees and sky.
Erica Gaize
· May 23, 2014
Met up with FB friends last July and had a brilliant time. A very warm and friendly welcome and I cant wait to visit again in July this year to see the new Observatory. The cakes in the cafe are to ...die for! Oh and of course, not forgetting the ospreys! See More
Marion Leslie-Smith
· May 24, 2014
Cors Dyfi aka DOP, what a marvellous place where you can forget all your troubles... just drink in the magnificent beauty in your own space or listen to or join in the conversations what ever your wis...h is it's magic ... A suburb meeting place for humans but a truly fabulous place for nature, run by a very caring team whose foresight has to be admired. See More
It's not often you see a barn owl and an osprey sharing the same nest! Can you spot Deri?
Pnawn da Look at this little stunner that came to see the ospreys today - she's gorgeous..
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Good News

The water buffalo are coming back next week. They graze parts of the reserve for us so we retain the peat bog habitat, stopping it from drying out and becoming a willow/birch scrub.

But what about those larger areas of Cors Dyfi where even water buffalo can't manage, what could we get in for those areas?


And exactly who was Kim talking to all afternoon...?

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We are due some big tides and strong winds over the next 24 hours. You can see from this picture the how close to the nest the old river channel ran. With tides like this it does mean Monty doesn't have to go far for his fish!

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