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Old Thursday 13th December 2018, 08:35   #1
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Can anyone provide detailed info for seeing the King Eider in Wales please
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Old Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:07   #2
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Its not a bird regularly found in Wales. A few turn up in Scotland each year amongst the Common Eider flocks I think, so your best bet would be to look out for the various rare bird reports found on the net.

I imagine the Welsh birders on this forum would be a lot better informed on the subject than me but I would think that your chances of finding one anywhere along the coast of Wales are pretty slim at the best of times.
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My understanding is that one has been reported regularly at a place I can't remember - Ceredigion or similar
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Old Thursday 13th December 2018, 11:47   #4
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Can anyone provide detailed info for seeing the King Eider in Wales please
The regular female is usually seen at the estuary mouth at Ynyslas just north of Borth/Abergavenny. Drive right to the end of the road and park on the beach.
Been a few other good birds in the are recently as well - Hen Harrier, Twite, Water Pipit amongst others.

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She's been seen by Ynyslas at the river mouth north of Borth. Haven't seen any recent reports but my subscription to RBA has expired.

Just checked Ceredigion birds and it was reported on the 10th of December.

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I didn’t realise you meant a specific bird. I thought you meant general info on the species. Whoops.
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