Saturday, 19 November 2011

Fantastic Day

Today me and Tony went out birding and it was probably one of our best days birding we've had on Anglesey. Fantastic weather and a shed load of quality birds! To start the Lesser Yellowlegs was showing well at the Llanfachraeth end of the Alaw estuary. Then we got stonking views of the ibis at Malltraeth. Tony almost had a fit at one point. He had just put his camera down for a few seconds to chat to Jim Bach when the Ibis lifted it's wings in a great pose and what made it worst was all he could hear was me firing off a volley of shots, nailing it! Coron was great with 12 European Whitefronts, Green Sand, Pink foot, Water Rail and a lovely Sibe Chiffchaff spotted by Zac and Chris. There was a well marked Buzzard near Llanfaelog that reminded me a little of a juvvy Snail Kite, and 2 more Pinks were close near Traffwll. The long billed Red necked Grebe showed well at Penrhyn then it was off to Coron again. Here we saw upto 3 Short eared Owls hunting over the Common, with a fly-by Peregrine - lovely! We finished the day at Malltraeth sands watching the Male Hen Harrier quartering over the saltmarsh, Ravens flying to roost and a fantastic sunset! We didn't want the day to end so we carried on, watching a bat feeding by the bridge at Malltraeth before focusing our attention on Jupiter and its moons. Great day!


  1. My account on one of my best birding days of the year! -

  2. Super pics Steve! A brilliant day's birding!