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Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock)

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Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock) is a rocky outcrop given its name by the nesting cormorants and choughs that make it their home.  Typically, cormorants nest near the sea and not 6-miles’ from it!  This answer to this riddle is that the Irish Sea, 400-500 years ago, inundated the valley and lapped at the foot of Craig yr Aderyn  before it started its inexorable retreat back to Cardigan Bay.  The cormorants, being creatures of habit, mortgaged to the hilt, and hit by the late medieval property slump, saw no reason to relocate.

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