Summer visitors are now in residence – warblers, flycatchers, redstarts, all looking for nest sites. Swallows and martins are nesting, you’ll hear the scream of the swifts and the unmistakeable sound of approaching summer: “cuck-oo, cuck-oo”. On higher rocky ground, wheatear and stonechats are about. The spectacle of Craig yr Aderyn in the Dysynni Valley is amazing, with cormorants nesting on the ledges and maybe chough announcing their presence with their characteristic call.
Ancient grazing marsh and reens (drainage ditches), estuary, uplands and woodlands makes the Gwent Levels area a veritable paradise for wildlife watchers. Still a stronghold for water voles, otters and breeding lapwings, it’s one of the best wader sites in Wales, with avocets, curlew, black tailed godwits and oystercatchers, all nesting this time of year.
On Skomer Island, the landscape turns from blue, through mauve to pink, as swathes of bluebells give way to red campion, and puffins and other auks start nesting.
Pembrokeshire Taster, 3 night / 3 day holiday, arr Mon 3rd June/ leave Thurs 6th June 2013. Come and see why everyone raves about Pembrokeshire. A short break visiting Ramsey and Skomer Islands, as well as walking some of the best of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Chough, ravens, wheatears, stonechats and amazing wildflowers. If your time’s limited, this is the break for you.
Fledglings and Feeding, South Wales . Eggs have hatched, nestlings have fledged and there’s a frenzy of feeding going on. Come and see the frenetic activity at the Gwent Levels, and visit the historic Flat Holm Island and its wildlife. Book early to make sure you get a ticket to Flat Holm. Enquire for a bespoke break.
Fledglings, Feeding and the Three Peaks Yacht Race, 3-night break, arr Fri 14th June / leave Mon 17th June 2013. Fledglings, Feeding and the Three Peaks Yacht Race. Eggs have hatched, nestlings have fledged and there’s a frenzy of feeding going on. It’s also the Three Peaks Yacht Race, setting out from Barmouth on the 16th June. Come and explore three estuaries and see the competing yachts leave the harbour.