Rain had stopped play so often that I took advantage of the decent conditions yesterday and had a good day out. (Having been indoors for much of the month much progess is being made with the 2011 Bird Report and Russell has also made great strides. We are not exactly ready for the Printer but the Report could be out even earlier than last year which does help sales). Today has more than made up for it and the stormy weather took out my electricity which was down for most of the day. Yesterday I began at Tanybwlch where 5 Whimbrel were on the beach plus a couple of Sanderling, one of which was colour-ringed. (Will post the details on the blog when I receive them.) Plenty of Wheatears about and several more on the meadow by Spencer's sheds across the river below Pen Dinas and as Harry mentioned, a good number of warblers nearby plus Stonechats and newly fledged young. A Common Sandpiper was beside the Ystwyth and 3 Goosanders were in the river. Next stop was Llansantffraed where there were 12 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpipers and a White Wagtail on the beach. A few Whitethroats were at the lime kilns and on the adjacent ploughed field were 2 White Wagtails and 80 Meadow Pipits. There was a good passage of Swallows with a few House Martins with them. At Ty Gwyn pools there was another Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover. Cross Inn forest still had its Great Grey Shrike which showed rather well. Earlier I received a message about a Cuckoo there in the morning. I got back to Aberysywth in time to meet Chris Bird but just in time to miss the Iceland Gull he had been watching just below the prom wall by the pier!