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HIGH­LIGHTS: Glau­cous Gulls were at Aberys­t­wyth (to 2nd), Ynys­las (9th and 24th), Tre’r ddol (20th-24th), Ynys-hir (26th) and New Quay (26th). Borth’s Snow Bunting re­mained all month. A Ring-necked Duck was at Llyn Gland­w­gan (16th), and at ad­ja­cent Llyn Rhos­rhydd with seven Whooper Swans (17th), A Great North­ern Diver and 127 Kit­ti­wakes passed Aberys­t­wyth. Three Bewick’s Swans and two Lit­tle Gulls were at Ynys-hir (23rd). DYFI ES­TU­ARY: Max­ima in­cluded eight Black-tailed God­wits, 3,000 Wi­geon, eight Shov­el­ers, 1,000 Oys­ter­catch­ers, 72 Grey Plovers, 12 Bar-tailed God­wits, 370 Pin­tails and 500 Dun­lin. Present through­out were five Brent Geese, 14 Green­land White-fronted Geese, a Marsh Har­rier, Hen Har­rier, Green­shank and two Green Sand­pipers. Ynys­las logged 50 Com­mon Scot­ers (6th). OTHER SITES: Four Whooper Swans were at Llyn Gors­goch (4th). A Scaup was at Llyn Eid­dwen (5th). Two Jack Snipe were at Llanon (11th). There were 28 Gan­nets at Aberys­t­wyth (13th) where the Black Red­start and nine Pur­ple Sand­pipers re­mained. There were 23 Red-throated Divers at Aber­aeron (13th). Cors Caron held 190 Wi­geon, 498 Teal, 180 Lap­wings, a Jack Snipe and Mer­lin (14th). At the Teifi Es­tu­ary, there were 600 Lap­wings and, un­usu­ally, a Pur­ple Sand­piper (18th). John A Davis (john­davis@mid­wales­bird­watch­ing. co.uk)

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