We also heard the yaffling of green woodpecker but despite patient and thorough scanning of the trees in question we could not locate them and they remained unseen. A brief visit to Cors Caron (after getting lunch from the Spar in Tregaron in the form of a couple of potato dogs - a "delicatesse" which I have not had since my year as an au-pair in the States and Dave had never tasted, and will never taste again) did not reveal much apart from a few large red damselflies and singing skylark and sedge warbler.
Good news from the local river! The grey wagtails have fledged two chicks so far (yesterday afternoon) but I believe that more chicks remain in the nest as the parents often flew past the chicks with a beak full of flies ignoring their hungry calls. The chicks were not bothered by my presence or that of splashing dogs in the river so that I could sit back, relax and watch them getting fed by the parents and attempting to catch flies of their own. The dippers have also fledged two chicks; these, however are of a very shy nature. It is incredible how well the mottled coloration allows the chicks to blend in perfectly into their environment of slate grey and green vegetation touched by ever-moving dappled sunshine. Whilst watching the youngster I also had three kingfisher fly by, one of which I believe was a juvenile one as it only flew short distances, making frequent stops on overhanging branches. And we've got a new species for the local river: A pair of spotted flycatcher have taken up residence! But so far they have not been very obliging when it comes to having their photo taken.