Good Friday was sunny, warm and still. Very unusual for a British Bank Holiday.
Gill wanted to get out, but didn't want to walk far and suggested a trip to Rhayader. En route, we stopped at Llwyn Onn Reservoir,
where the long staying Water Pipit wasn't showing. We did, however see Dipper, Grey Wagtails, Siskin and a first Swallow of the year. A Common Lizard crept out of the wall to bask in the warm sun.
On to Rhayader, where we walked along the River Wye for a picnic. Another Dipper posed on a sunlit rock until the camera was nearly focussed, then away it went.....
Ravens, Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, and of course, Red Kites, soared on thermals over us, including the leucistic kite (photos and videos on the Gigrin Farm website).
A quick trip to Claerwen Dam revealed only 3 distant Goosanders, but we weren't too disappointed on a glorious afternoon.