An early morning visit on 23rd June 2015 found that there were around 25 SWIFT, accompanied by single figure numbers of HOUSE MARTIN and SWALLOW; all were feeding on a mass of midges and flying insects over the ponds and the Afon Ganol. All three species are likely to be nesting at nearby locations.
The ponds on the golf course and the Afon Ganol are home to excellent numbers of MOORHEN, possibly up to as many as 20, including at least 4 pairs seen with young or where young could be heard. There were also 2 COOT; with a single bird on each of the two main lakes. Only one fully grown juvenile Moorhen was seen and surprisingly no young Coot were observed; possibly suggesting that the survival rates of young for these two species is not that great?