KEY POINTS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 First stop must be in the vil­lage of Dinas Dinlle and the short climb to the Iron Age hill fort. The fort and low cliffs pro­vide a su­perb view­point for sea­watch­ing and a good feed­ing area for Choughs, while sev­eral pairs of Ringed Plover nest along the shore to the south.

2 As the tide re­cedes, Oys­ter­catcher, Ringed Plover and San­der­ling for­age along the wa­ter­line, Turn­stone on the grav­els while qui­etly feed­ing in the fields on the op­po­site side of the road should be flocks of Lap­wing, Golden Plover and Curlew.

3 High tide pro­vides the best op­por­tu­nity for sea­watch­ing. Stormy weather is ideal with pas­sage Manx Shear­wa­ter, Gannet, Arc­tic Skua, Kit­ti­wake and terns all likely. Hen Har­rier and Mer­lin may hunt over the nearby fields

4 In late win­ter the num­ber of Red-throated Divers can reach 100, with smaller num­bers of Great North­ern and the oc­ca­sional Black­throated Diver.

5 The walk north­wards should pro­vide more en­coun­ters with divers while there is al­ways the pos­si­bil­ity of pas­sage Wheatears, win­ter­ing Twite and Snow Bunting.

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