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“Spectacular”

Dyfi Osprey Project
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Derwenlas
Certificate of Excellence
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London
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

A fantastic project run by enthusiastic volunteers. The webcams provided incredible images of the birds and the is hide set up with powerful scopes to view the birds on the nest. What a pity that the acoustics in both the visitor centre and the hide were so bad that we could not hear the commentary by the volunteers. To add to it all there was another volunteer directly below the hide hammering in nails throughout our visit. Having travelled 200 miles to visit we were not best pleased!

Visited August 2013
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Pembrokeshire, Wales
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Magical Day”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My 7 year old son and I spent two days here in May. If you have an interest in Ospreys as I do, or know very little about these fantastic fish eating Birds of Prey it's well worth a visit. The visitor centre is manned by very friendly volunteers and staff who can explain with passion what is going on with Monty and Glesni and their family. There are very high quality nest cameras and you can watch the birds on these either in the visitors centre or via their website. They have a wonderful Bird Hide from where you can watch the birds, Alwyn was on hand to direct and explain, what he doesn't know about these birds is not worth knowing. There is a small cafe manned by Lowri, she sells lovely cakes and much appreciated cups of coffee. The boardwalk onto the reserve was closed when we were there as they are building stunning 360degree observatory for next season. As well as the osprey we saw loads of small birds as the staff put out lots of bird feeders, there were also some cheeky squirrels stealing the birds nuts from the feeding table. What is great is that once you have learnt about this lovely Osprey Family, and the history of the Dyfi Ospreys you can continue to follow their adventures via the web site. A must visit experience for all the family

Visited May 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Royal Welsh Show”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We came across this by chance as it is on a bend and needs a bit extra signage a little before (turned around in the campsite drive next door)

Well worth the money, experts on hand to explain things and keep a watch over the new babies, as much as they can anyway. Mum was babysititng then dad came in and fed them, amazing birds. Won't be there for much longer though as parents probably leaving some time late August, so get over there and have a look.

All equipment there so you don't even need binoculars, videos and big screens.
Cafe staff were friendly and did a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

Good couple of hours. Wheelchair users won't be able to get up to the hide, steep open stairs.

Visited July 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular :D”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Expertly run nature reserve by highly professional and dedicated staff / volunteers. The hide is comfy and kitted out with binoculars I could never afford myself, all available to use by the visiting public. The video screen room was inspiring, I now want my own kit to watch my little garden nest box too. A small cafe offers some lovely cakes as well as hot and cold drinks. Thank you to the pretty girl who served my so nicely my cake and tea on very hot July lunchtime. I only wish I lived closer to visit more often, but at least I have the live web site to keep up with osprey's progress. Happy visitor 5 *

Visited July 2013
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Castillejar, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fascinating place”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Interesting place to visit, not just for committed bird watchers! Good to see modern technology put to such use - amazing to see the baby ospreys on the big screen. Good range of binoculars in the hide and it should be even better once the new boardwalk and viewing area nearer to the nesting site have been completed.

Visited July 2013
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