Thursday, 12 July 2012

Great day on Anglesey

We took a trip around the isle of Anglesey today and enjoyed great wildlife and some sunshine! At Newbrough Forest we watched a beautiful Red Squirrel feeding in the sun. Just up the road at Malltraeth we quickly found a Mediterranean Gull and waders included 2 Greenshank, 5 Common Sandpiper and 2 Black tailed Godwit in fine breeding dress. At Beddmanarch Bay a flock of Bar tailed Godwits fed with many Curlew and 7 Arctic Terns plunged for fish. Nearby a Whimbrel on the saltmarsh. Holyhead Harbour held 5 Black Guillemots and we had brilliant views. RSPB South Stack next and as always great birding, frame filling scope views of Puffins, two noisey gangs of Chough and plenty of Manx Shearwaters. Over at Point Lynas more wonderful views of a family of Chough, lots of Manx Shearwaters, Black Guillemot, feeding Gannets and Sandwich Terns. At least three Harbour Porpoise showed in the tide race. Last stop Penmon Point and we watched 6 Eider, more Puffins and hundreds of other seabirds and even had time for some excellent cake at the cafe here! We have lots of day trips coming up, next Anglesey day is 22 July for details email us on Good birding! Alan and Ruth ps just heard an Osprey on the River Clwyd this evening!

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