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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1Guille­mots and Ra­zor­bills nest on the cliffs at Dol-y-fran im­me­di­ately to the west of the vil­lage, though have usu­ally de­parted by late July, while Ful­mars will be present un­til early Sep­tem­ber.

2The coastal scrub pro­vides nest­ing sites for Wrens, Stonechats and Whitethroats while those with a keen ear should hear the reel­ing notes of Grasshop­per War­blers. One pon­ders as to what birds might tarry here at mi­gra­tion time.

3Oys­ter­catch­ers, Rock Pip­its and Wheatears breed on the head­land, which, ex­tend­ing well seaward of the main di­rec­tion of coast­line of­fers con­sid­er­able scope for sea­watch­ing; what a pity the com­par­a­tive re­mote­ness means few bird watch­ers come this way.

4Ful­mars, Guille­mots and Ra­zor­bills all nest and one is prompted to won­der as to the pos­si­bil­ity of Black Guille­mots qui­etly tak­ing up res­i­dence. The Lochtyn coast­line seems em­i­nently suit­able; af­ter all they now nest at Fish­guard, 25 miles to the south west.

5Choughs which nest in the coastal caves for­age on the close-cropped swards on the steep slopes or swoop and glide as do Red Kites, Buz­zards and Ravens in ap­par­ently joy­ous aban­don.

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