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Dyfi Osprey Visitor Centre

Dyfi Osprey Visitor Centre

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The Dyfi male osprey is called Monty, or Maldwyn in Welsh, after Montgomeryshire. After we put the nest platform up in 2007, Monty had made it his own by the following year. In 2008 he was seen bringing nest material to the new nest in an attempt to build it up, and since that time he's had a few other ospreys for company, including another male bird.

Monty is quite unusual for a male osprey, he has two very unique features. He has relatively dark chest plumage and quite dark under-wing feathering, features usually associated with females. He also has very dark, orange eyes - usually adult ospreys have yellow eyes.

Nora comes from another Wildlife Trust reserve; she was one of a clutch of three young from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trusts' Rutland Water project in 2008. Nora has a white ring with the numbers 03 on her right leg, placed there when she was five weeks old at the nest in June 2008. She is four years old (in 2012) so we're almost certain that she has not bred anywhere else before other than the Dyfi.

Nora doesn't like flounder but is quite keen on the mullet Monty brings back to her - female ospreys rely on their partners for food during the breeding season and usually don't do any fishing for themselves.

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Contact

Emyr Evans

01654 781414

Address

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 8SR

Directions

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Map reference: SN 701985  Lat: 52.56876 Long: -3.91803

Cors Dyfi is found at grid reference SN701985, 3.5 miles south west of Machynlleth on the A487 Abersytwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Groups by pre-booking only

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