Monday, 23 April 2018

White Stork

White Stork seen over Nant Yr Arian Thursday 19th April. Finder and photo - Alan Ewart.

Llanrhystud

A walk from Llanrhystud towards Llanon yesterday.  24 wheatear ,a dozen swallows ,the sand martins are back at their colony, a common whitethroat singing at lime kilns where I met Simon Cox  who had seen whimbrel on flooded field (which isn't so flooded now).went back and there were 5 still there in spite of a couple of dogs in the field.also one white wag


Paul Bennett

Whimbrels

 Yesterday a flock of 15 Whimbrels seen circling over the River Leri near the railway bridge at Ynyslas, before heading east towards the bog. Sedge Warbler heard very briefly and glimpsed, in reeds on the track towards Glandwr ponds.

Brian Wiley

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cross Inn Forest

Yesterday evening, superb views of Cuckoo in beeches at T junction, then flew into large conifers where I saw it last night.
Striking Tree Pipit mobile on tops of small conifers in old clear-fell.

Paul Bennett

Saturday, 21 April 2018

New Quay Head

When I came down  ten days ago there was one Razorbill on the sea and nothing on the ledges.  Today at least 100 Razorbills and eight Guillemots on ledges plus several big rafts of each on sea.  Also, first Fulmar of the year, clear blue sea and sky. Perfect.

Paul Bennett

Sightings from Andy James

Highlights of birding north Ceredigion this morning  were Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Wood, Garden, Willow and Sedge Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, White Wagtail, Swallow, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Merlin.  Osprey seen from Marian Mawr hide at Ynyshir.  57 species in total.

Andy James

Turnstones


Photographs taken at Aberystwyth on Thursday by Claire Stott.

Nice to see birds in breeding plumage starting to come through.

Lesser Whitethroat

Although foggy at Newquay yesterday I did see two nice male Wheatears  and heard a few Choughs. and a Lesser Whitethroat  singing in Blackthorn near the 3 crosses  on the coast path at about 1315.

David Price

New Quay Head

Three male wheatear near the lookout yesterday that had distinctly orangey buff breasts and flanks. They also seemed larger than the earlier birds so I assume that they were probably Greenlands.

Viv Evans 

Aberaeron and Cross Inn Forest

A patch first; Grasshopper Warbler reeling from the scrub by Bryn-y-Mor Aberaeron just after six yesterday morning.
In the evening, at Cross Inn Forest were Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and three singing Cuckoos.

Andy James

Paul Bennett also reports Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler from Cross Inn Forest yesterday.