Bird Watching

You will see a variety of birds from your mill apartment window, including wagtails, dippers, woodpeckers, buzzards and even kingfishers, red kites, herons and pied fly-catchers if you are lucky. Each apartment has its own bird spotting book and you are welcome to borrow the field glasses from the summer house. 

Pak Villa has more woodland birds and the wagtails are different there – pied rather than grey (which are actually very yellow).  You’ll still see the buzzards and we saw a barn owl from there, silently travelling down the valley, one still summer night.

The Teifi marshes nature reserve, with its hides, cafe and water buffalo, is 20 minutes drive away.  Then there are the coastal paths and boat trips to places like Ramsey Island and Caldey Island.  Visitors often make the trip to the red kite feeding station, where the displays are breathtaking.  A visit to the National Wetland Centre at Llanelli is definitely worthwhile, if only to feed the Hawaiian geese from your hand.

  http://www.visitcardigan.com/bird-watching-west-wales.php bird watching sites around Cardigan Bay

http://www.rosemoor.com/IPFiles/Nationalpark/skomer.html –  Skomer Island – A short boat trip to one of the best birdwatching spots in Britain. 

http://www.welshwildlife.org/ our local wildlife reserves – there are 15 in Pembrokeshire (including the Welsh Wildlife Centre at Teifi Marshes – a significant reserve, 25 minutes from the mill) 12 in Carmarthenshire and 20 in Ceredigion.  This site also has information about Skomer and Skokholm Islands.

http://wwt.org.uk/llanelli National Wetland Centre Wales at Llanelli – bird watching & wetlands you can explore by bike and canoe.

 And for something different:

http://www.pembrokeshire-falconry.co.uk Pembrokeshire Falconry Experiences – try handling falcons in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside.