Well, 40 bird species recorded during my recee at Dolydd Hafren yesterday and only 39 during the event today, but the excitement of today's sightings far outway numbers!
The reeds in front of the first hide provide a great opportunity to view Reed Buntings, Reed and Sedge Warblers at close quarters, giving me a chance to listen to the differences in song of the latter two. From the second hide, we also enjoyed watching a Peregrine bathing in the river, although he didn't stay too long once the Oystercatchers starting mobbing him. However, nothing could beat the fantastic views of a Hobby foraging for insects over the river, a first for me and what better introduction! Given that he came back every 30 minutes or so, I guess that there must be a nest nearby!