1Arrive early before the river becomes busy. Both Little Ringed Plovers and Common Sandpipers breed, the latter occasionally over wintering. Dunlin are the most likely passage wader; others including Sanderling, Little Stint and Purple Sandpiper are very rare.
Canada Geese may not stir birdwatcher excitement but it is worth pondering that, when absent in late summer, they have flown to moult on the Moray Firth. Goosanders, however, can be encountered throughout the year having nested in the county since 1972.
2The sighting of a Kingfisher is always a great delight on any riverside walk, the Wye, in autumn, providing excellent opportunities. Dippers are here also, of which there is a higher density in Radnorshire than any other county.
3Formerly part of the bed of the River Wye, the pool at Pwllpatti, a Radnor Wildlife Trust reserve which may be viewed from the roadside hide, attracts an abundance of wintering duck.