Best of Anglesey Birdwatching Trips Custom Tour 3 December 2021 A Lot Of Birds Enjoyed




There is something very special about birds on mass and today was very special indeed.



We met Rosemary and Steve at Llanfairfechan at 9am on the 3rd December 2021 - a little later than planned but that is the beauty of a custom tour we can be very flexible. The trip got off to a great start with lovely views of a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers from where we met.

First stop on Anglesey was RSPB South Stack where we were thrilled to watch Red-billed Chough riding the wind and feeding on the cliffs allowing us wonderful prolonged views. Other highlights here included "rolling" Ravens, Rock Pipits, a Common Kestrel that seemed to follow us around allowing the best possible views and offshore Gannets feeding over bottle-nose dolphins and sightings of harbour porposies!

Holyhead Harbour gave us fantastic views of Black Guillemots and plenty of Shags.

At Beddmanarch Bay we watched Slavonian and Great Crested Grebes alongside Red-breasted Mergansers and another Black Guillemot. Also super up close views of Pale-bellied Brent Geese, loads of waders including Grey Plover, Knot and Dunlin.

A wonderful lunch at Catch 22 went down very well indeed and the converstion really flowed with lots of laughs. After the great meal we visited a nearby flooded field to enjoy close views of 80 Black-tailed Godwits along with Wigeon, Shoveler and Teal and the most superb Lapwings.

We spent the rest of the day on Malltraeth Marsh and what fantastic birding it was! Two Great Egrets showed along with Little Egrets and Grey Herons. Raptors were amazing with prolonged views of a perched Merlin, a pair of Peregrines zoomed about and we watched at least five Marsh Harriers! Huge flocks of Lapwings and Black-tailed Godwits, perhaps as many as 400 of the later, were superb to see and three Golden Plover and lots of Common Snipe added to the mix. Beautiful Northern Pintail allowed frame filling views along with loads of Wigeon, Shoveler and Teal. We had super views of Fieldfares, Stonechats and Reed Buntings too.

But it was another bird that totally stole the show... the humble Common Starling. Yes familiar bird of our gardens but not one Starling but tens of thousands of them! A totally jaw-dropping sight as vast flocks of Starling poured into the marsh to roost like a river of birds. Some huge flocks literally taking minutes to fly past only to be followed by more and more gigantic flocks - what a fantastic wildlife spectacle! We left elated and buzzing by what we had witnesed truely awesome.

Come and join us for the very best Birdwatching Trips, just drop us aline and we can arrange a wonderful tour for you.

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We look forward to enjoying amazing birds and wildlife with you soon!





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