Friday, 6 April 2018

Nant yr Arian

At Tan y Bwlch yesterday there was a single swallow flying over the
harbour. Later there were five purple sandpipers roosting on the sea
wall on Aberystwyth prom.

On the way home from Aberystwyth something caught my eye as we drove
past Nant yr Arian so I went back early this morning to have a proper
look. Just as I thought there were two great crested grebes on one of
the lakes. Also on this lake were two little grebes, three tufted ducks
(one female), two Canada geese, and, flying above getting buffeted by
the strong wind, was a single swallow. On the main lake (where they
feed the kites) there were, I think, sixteen tufted ducks only three of
them female. They were very difficult to count. There was also one
little grebe and two male goosanders.

Elaine Izett