A Lovely Bird On Our Local Patch Great Orme October 2019

Great Orme

The Great Orme, at Llandudno, Wales a great place to see migrant birds.

A phone call from fellow local bird, Peter Allderson, had exciting news, a male Snow Bunting was on the Great Orme, Llandudno very close to our home! Slight problem was that we were not a home but miles away in Llanberis getting some gear for our upcoming trip to Argentina and the Antartic. Peter had found this great bird on the limestone pavement area of the Great Orme above the lighthouse. Early afternoon we were back in Llandudno and headed up to the headland to see if the bird was still about. As we walked across the limestone pavement we watched three Northern Wheatears feeding on the short grass and a Skylark showed off, not often we see this former breeding bird these days sadly.

The lovely male Snow Bunting showed off on the Great Orme today.

As we neared the area where the Snow Bunting had been seen we were joined by Peter's brother, Niel, and it was Niel that first spotted the bird feeding in a small quarry just below us. The Snow Bunting was showing wonderfully well and we watched from the top of the small rock face without disturbing the bird. The bird was pretty inactive, spending long periods staying still, prehaps exhausted after a long flight? But whatever the reason it allowed us fantastic views. It was a little far away for our modest bridge camera but hopefully you will still enjoy the photos of this lovely bird.

We are so lucky having the headland of the Great Orme just behind our home here in Llandudno, Wales that produces such great birds. Please check back soon for lots more blogs.

If you would like details of our wonderful Birdwatching Trips day tours or longer trips please email us here and we will be very happy to help put together the perfect trip for you....


We look forward to enjoying great birds with you soon!

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