Yesterday I started my new position in the Brecon Beacons as a trainee Warden. So far so good! Getting all the mandatory things out of the way first with quick tours of the area and health and safety checks to get on with for now. Really looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing more of the beautiful beacons. I should have brought my camera to work today as the views were incredible. Phone pic of Pen y Fan below.
Straight after work I went to my local patch at Llandegfedd again, only to find that the Wild Flower Meadows had been cut for hay crop. While this is technically a good thing for the wild flowers next year, I couldn't help but feel really sad that all that biodiversity had to be killed for the sake of profiting off this small bit of land. It was only the other day I was speaking about how great this year was for Roesel's Bush Cricket and perhaps that is because most of them successfully bred last year as they didn't cut the grass last year. Can't have it all I suppose and in the greater scheme of things, perhaps this is a good thing.
On a good note, it was nice to see that my local Hobbys bred in the same place as last year with one or two successfully fledged chicks. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on this site in the future as it's doing the Job for these fantastic birds.