Naturelog: 5th June

My last morning in West Wales and we begin at Nantymoch reservoir. This is one of the few places in Ceredigion where Great Crested Grebe nest. We manage to locate one of the pair here, the only bird of this otherwise common UK species we will record on this trip. We also find Tree Pipit, Northern Wheatear and Common Sandpiper.


Next stop is a return to Ynyslas and this time 6 Western Cattle Egrets are present in the field and some are much closer to us than before.

Cattle Egret

As it is time to return to Aberystwyth for the train, we stop on the front and see Manx Shearwaters passing down the coast.

Oystercatcher on rocks at Aberystwyth








Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Eurasian Teal [sp] (Anas crecca)
Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Red Kite [sp] (Milvus milvus)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Song Thrush [sp] (Turdus philomelos)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
Northern Wheatear [sp] (Oenanthe oenanthe)
Pied Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla alba)
Meadow Pipit [sp] (Anthus pratensis)
Tree Pipit [sp] (Anthus trivialis)
Eurasian Rock Pipit [sp] (Anthus petrosus)
Common Linnet [sp] (Carduelis cannabina)

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