A Wonderful Day Guiding Our Best Of Anglesey Day Trip 4 May 2021



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Our Best of Anglesey Birdwatching Trips tours in May always include Puffins.



We met Louise and Pete at Menai Bridge at 8am and took a short drive to Cors Ddyga where we enjoyed a lot of birds. Despite the low temperatures there was a good amount of bird song ranging from the explosive Cetti’s Warblers, the reeling of a Grasshopper Warbler, the crazy Sedge Warbler to the beautiful Skylarks pouring their gorgeous notes down on us from high above.


Lapwing are such beautiful birds always a thrill to see and hear.



The wet fields held stunning Lapwings, some with newly hatched young, and their fantastic calls mixed the lark song to provide a wonderful sound scape. A pair of Little Ringed Plover were really exciting to see as they are rare birds on the Isle of Anglesey.

Next we headed over to Holyhead and the harbour where we enjoyed super close views of Black Guillemots – such handsome seabirds. Then a short drive to RSPB South Stack for whole lot more seabirds. The cliffs were crowded with Common Guillemots shoulder to shoulder and looking wonderful in the sunshine. Razorbills, Fulmars and Kittiwakes too and of course the true stars of the show Puffins. We watched as Manx Shearwaters skimmed over the waves and Gannets powered past the lighthouse. Chough really showed off for us and always a thrill to see these charismatic birds.

On again this time to Cemlyn Lagoon where we enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch overlooking the islands where hundreds of terns were gathered to nest and it was superb to see them lift up as one. Red-breasted Mergansers showed off nicely as we enjoyed our late lunch. We then walked out to the shingle ridge where close views of the three species of tern are possible. Lots of Sandwich Terns here along with about 150 Arctic Terns but only a few Common Terns – more birds should arrive by the day. After watching and photographing the terns we walked out to the beach to enjoy wonderful views across to The Skerries small islands offshore.

Huge thanks to Louise and Pete for their wonderful company it was a lovely day with so many birds and lots of laughs.

Of course a wonderful way to see more birds is to join one of our Birdwatching Trips and learn a lot about the birds you are enjoying too. We have tours suitable for all from beginners to experienced birders that are seeking particular species. Just drop us a line here and we can arrange a perfect custom tour for you!

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds with you as soon as it is safe.





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