Returned to Rhaslas on the 21/07/15, not surprised that the Orcs appear to have ignored the NRW message that as Schedule 1 birds breed on the site they have a responsibility to protect the site from disturbance. At least 1 of the many tyres previously dumped at the site had been set alight and both west and east banks bore recent witness marks of both 4 and 2 wheeled traffic, plus the usual angler detritus. The southern access track was also re-opened on the evening of Friday 24/07/15 and remained so until probably sometime on Tuesday 28/07/1 as when I visited on the Wednesday morning the track had been re-blocked by some seriously large rocks.
Singles of TT were present on the 21st & the 28th, between 1 & 2 DN have been noted on the 28th, 29th & 31st, a single RK also on the 28th, making up a strange day trio of inseparable passage pals, CS present on the 22nd, 24th & 28th. Small groups of mixed aged W., PW & MP have also been noted, also good numbers of SI & SL passing through. Also, I may get arrested for this, but at least 1 pair of LP have successfully bred at the site, I've noted an adult giving 2 out of 3 distraction displays [rat run & squat, no feigning injury as I hurriedly retreated] while a juv has been dashing between protective cover, well done; LP 1 Orcs 0, see below;