Saturday, 10 June 2017


Star bird must be the Great Snipe seen at Cors Fochno in the Glandwr area by the Bird Race team comprising Marc Hughes, Russell Jones, Edward O’Connor and Arfon Williams. They also heard a booming Bittern from there. To achieve an amazing 124 species that day (30th) and setting a new record for Ceredigion, was all the more remarkable given that they did it in late May.
Nearby at Ynyslas six Cattle Egrets and a Ring-billed Gull were present (all month) and on the same field a Hooded Crow was found by Ed (4th, 5th and 20th). A Hoopoe was briefly at the Clettwr (3rd), seen and photographed by Annette Williamson. Arfon found Cors Caron’s first ever Great White Egret (5th). Another Great White continued its stay at the Dyfi estuary.
Two Yellow Wagtails and a Wood Sandpiper were at Ynys-hir. At Ynyslas there was a Yellow Wagtail (6th) and offshore, an Arctic Skua (7th and 8th) and two (10th and 27th), a Great Skua (14th), two Puffins (25th) and a Black Tern (26th). Waders there included 25 Whimbrel (10th) and two late ones (24th), 40 Bar-tailed Godwits, 36 Knot (6th), 12 Grey Plovers (7th), 40 Sanderling (10th), a Ruff (20th), 130 Ringed Plovers, a Curlew Sandpiper (27th) and 250 Dunlin (30th). A Greenshank was at nearby Glandwr (7th).
At least one Hobby was at Cors Caron (from 9th), six Whimbrel were at Llanrhystud (11th) and four Eiders were seen off Aberporth (17th).