Monday, 18 June 2012

Snowdonia to Rhos on Sea

Had a nice day out on Sunday. Starting with the Showy Rose coloured Starling at Rhos on Sea with a playful pod of Dottle nosed dolphins offshore. The top end of the Nant Francon Valley produced a fine male Ring Ouzel, baby Wheatears and some calling Twite. Swallow Falls was full to bursting and a Red Kite sailed above the Migneint. Ospreys gave reasonable scope views from the Fishermans layby and Nantmor had at least 3 Small perl bordered Fritilaries. All in all a nice day out!


  1. Thanks for posting photographs of the dolphins - we were gutted to have missed them!

  2. Cracking pics Steve. Good to see you Sunday morning. I can't remember seeing bottle nosed dolphins perform so well off this section of coast- a real thrill to watch (even if it meant having our backs to the Rosy Mynah).

  3. Glad to see the pictures of the Rosy Starling as it solved a riddle. This bird (I assume the same one that was at Rhos) turned up on our bird table right outside our window several times last weekend. We live on Marine Road in Pensarn, Abergele, by the way - so a few miles from Rhos. We had no idea what this bird was (I suggested a baby albino magpie!)We have about 25 young starlings (Welsh variety) coming here every day and maybe that is why Rosy visited. But it was interesting to watch them all interact with this 'invader' over some madeira cake. I got a couple of photos of these international relations between the natives and their Asian cousin.