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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)

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