HIGHLIGHTS: Yellow-browed Warblers were at the Clettwr Ford (5th), Gilfach yr Halen (8th), Pontrhydfendigaid (9th-15th) and Cors Caron (11th). A Cattle Egret was at Llansantffraed (8th). A Great Skua (15th), two Short-eared Owls (23rd) and two Lapland Buntings were at Llanon (30th). A Great Skua and Pomarine Skua were at Aberystwyth (17th). A Hobby (4th) and Great White Egret (from 25th) were at Ynys-hir. Great Grey Shrikes were at Llyn Syfydrin (from 14th), Cross Inn Forest (from 25th) and Bethania (from 30th). Three Whooper Swans were near Trisant (from 19th). A Purple Sandpiper (26th) and Black Redstarts (from 29th) were at Aberystwyth. A late Wheatear was at Tanybwlch (from 30th).
COASTAL SITES: Marsh Harriers were at Cors Fochno and along the Dyfi estuary (from 4th), with a Hen Harrier (from 11th). Two Greenshanks (1st), a Little Stint (3rd), 20 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Merlin (24th) were at Ynyslas. Other Dyfi counts were 127 Grey Plovers, 530 Oystercatchers, 16 Knot, 31 Bar-tailed Godwits, 620 Wigeon and 65 Pintails (18th) and 15 Whitefronts (9th). Three White Wagtails, a Greenland-race Wheatear (3rd) and 550 Golden Plovers (21st) were at Llanrhystud (3rd). Merlins were there and at Llanon where 16 White-fronted Geese were seen (8th-15th). There were peak counts at Aberystwyth of 81 Mediterranean Gulls (10th), 900 Kittiwakes (11th) and 150 Gannets (13th).
OTHER SITES: Cors Caron held a Hen Harrier (from 12th) and three Green Sandpipers (13th). Two Scaup were at Pant Pool, Llandewi Brefi (16th) and Llyn Eiddwen (from 30th), with two Goldeneyes at the latter. John A Davis (johndavis@ midwalesbirdwatching.co.uk)