The Red kite
The Red kite is unmistakeable with its forked tail, reddish brown body, and white patches under the wings.They have a wing span approaching 2 metres. This allows Red Kites to be agile and stay in the air for many hours with hardly a beat of its wings. Red Kites are regularly seen riding the thermal currents on Abergwesyn Commons.
The Skylark is often seen on Abergwesyn Commons. It's a small, streaky, brown bird that has a white sided tail and a small crest on its head which can be raised when the bird is excited or alarmed. It's renowned for its display flight, high up in the air, hanging almost motionless whilst making its distinctive call.
The Red grouse
The Red grouse is a reddish brown coloured bird with a patch of red above its eyes. It has distinctive pale coloured feathers on its legs and feet. They're a ground nesting bird that lives among heather on Abergwesyn Commons all year round. They eat the young shoots of heather, seeds and berries.