A short walk to the Marian Mawr hide and a stroll on the Foel Fawr coastal path at RSPB Ynys-hir on Saturday 23rd June produced 69 species of birds with the highlights being whinchat, tree pipit, bullfinch and a late cuckoo on the Foel and lapwings with 7 well-grown chicks, osprey, redshank, common sandpiper and goosanders from the Marian Mawr hide. Warblers were well -represented with grasshopper, reed, sedge, willow, whitethroat and chiffchaff all still singing. So late in the season we failed to find redstart, wood warbler or pied flycatcher with none of these seen and none singing. Nice to see dark-green fritillary and golden-ringed dragonfly on the Foel.