Mike Raine (April)
At this time of year the Meadow Pipit's are back on the uplands. They are small birds and will be seen darting around in pairs in acrobatic tumbling patterns. They have a very tuneful song which will be heard in any grassy area on the hill.
Over the next month or so if you are really lucky, and watch where they take off from you may come across their nests. The nest is a tight circle of grass tucked away in the hummocks and will soon be home to four or five small brown speckled eggs. This unfortunate bird was found on heather moorland above Capel Curig and had some how caught its neck in a limb of heather and had managed to strangle itself. The high winds, low temperatures and snow of the last week or so have been very unhelpful to these little birds.