Thursday, 25 April 2013
Lesser Peckers on Anglesey
They are one of the Holy Grail birds on the Island, especially as I haven't seen one on Anglesey! Peter Hope Jones had one at Coed Cyrnol (the wood by Church Island) Menai Bridge on the 31st March. I had another report recently relating to a bird seen by some visiting Swiss birders at a similar time. As the record was second hand through a non-birding source I was about to poo-poo it, but it was in woodland by Lleiniog castle (near Llangoed). This was a site of occasional records of Lesser Peckers in the 80's and early 90's so if you're passing check it out. It's a nice little area to bird anyway.