Saturday, 14 January 2012

Along the coast

Brilliant day guiding along the N Wales coast today in lovely sunshine. Dawn at Rhyl marine lake and the Great northern Diver was seen at once, what about those pics from Martin Garner?!

Across the road 12 Snow Buntings were showing well by the logs, plenty of Sanderling on the beach.

River Clwyd held Goosander inc some cracking drakes.

At Pensarn masses of Common Scoter, should have spent more time on them!

Conwy valley provided woodland birds and Peregrine but no luck with Hawfinch.

Llanfairfechan and a flat calm sea - 3 Slavonian Grebes, RT Divers, Kittiwake, Eider and another Peregrine. 8 Sanderling were good to see here with a flock of Knot.

At Foryd Bay the redhead Smew was showing well off Bonc Cottage. A Barnacle Goose flew in calling, plenty of Brents and Pintail.

Pont Llyffni and great views of Dipper under bridge. On the beach a Grey Phalarope flew in and landed right by the Kumlien's Gull! GN Diver offshore here.

Finished the day at RSPB Conwy adding a good number of day ticks.

A great day looking forward to more tomoz.

Alan and Ruth

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