1 Check the vicinity of the church during winter visits for Black Redstarts and always spend time during summer beside the scrub on the short walk to the shore checking for Grasshopper and Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Reed Buntings.
2 Manx Shearwaters from the immense colonies on the Pembrokeshire islands some 70 miles distant feed throughout Cardigan Bay, their numbers supplemented in late summer by birds from colonies further north, destination the south-west Atlantic. Stormy weather can result in occasional visitors like Arctic and Great Skuas.
3 Overlook the gull flocks at your peril as they are always worth that extra effort. Mediterranean Gulls are regular while occasional visitors have included Caspian, Glaucous, Little and Sabine’s Gulls.
4 Discovering waders on autumn passage may take a little patience but Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Temminck’s Stint and Whimbrel have all been recently recorded.
5late Wheatears remain on passage until October, Lapland and Snow Buntings and Merlins are possible. In winter, Golden Plover and Lapwings frequent the grazing fields while searching offshore waters usually reveals the presence of Red-throated Divers.