I knew I could smell something in the air yesterday! I had a great day birding locally today with some top birds and enjoyed bumping into many locals and having a good chat. It was mainly based around Cemlyn but with the early morning trip to The Range with Tony White.(South Stack birding spot, not the Bangor shop!). The only decent birds we missed were the 6 Barnacle Geese that were at Cemlyn briefly and otherwise, Richard Birch had a note-worthy Turtle Dove near Amlwch that flew towards Parys mountain. Here's some of the photos I got today. The only downside is I wished I posted it before watching the footy as I now feel as down as Derek Evans did after spending a day driving round Anglesey dipping most of these birds! At least you have something to smile about now Derek, doh!
Female Dotterel and Spring Squill at the Range for starters.
A bright female or first year male @ Cemlyn.
The Iceland and Glaucous gulls at Cemlyn.
The 2nd year Glaucous Gull
Glauc in flight.
The only shot I got of the Iceland on the deck.
The primaries look all white here but it's the only shot.
Looking at these flight shots the primary pattern looks
more typical for Kumlien's, any comments welcome.
There were between 3 and 5 Yellow wags at Cemlyn.
The Cattle field at Tyn Llan is the place to look.
Wagtail spotting through the Sheep c.25+ White wags.
The Blue headed Wagtail.
Presumed same bird, different field.
End of day baby Hare.
I also had a Tree Pipit near Tyn Llan and a White winged gull flew past Wylfa head towards Cemaes in the evening.