Best Of North Wales Birdwatching Trips Five Day Tour Day One 12 September 2020



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Great views of Common Snipe at RSPB Conwy on day one of our tour.



We met Noreen, Mike and Elizabeth, and John at the Princes Arms Hotel in the Conwy Valley, our base for the next four nights, at mid-day. Once settled in we met at the front of the hotel overlooking the Conwy Valley and River below for some easy pre-lunch birdwatching. The vista here is just beautiful and we quickly saw Common Buzzards soaring, four Grey Herons hunched by a hedge, two Goosander fished in the river as Swallows and House Martins buzzed over them. The feeders held a fast moving Coal Tit. Lunch was taken at a table inside but still with that amazing view and Elizabeth almost at once spotted a Red Kite really close low over the river – wow!

The afternoon was spent at RSPB Conwy and we the best possible start with a juvenile Garganey being just about the very first bird we saw! This stripe-faced duck showed off very well indeed in a small pool with Gadwall. At the viewing screen off the boardwalk we watched a Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret and lots of Teal and a huge Great White Egret very kindly flew in and landed in full view. At the Tal-y-Fan we had a brief view of a Spotted Redshank before it flew, with a gang of Common Redshank, behind an island. Four Common Snipe showed off here along Lapwings, Tufted Ducks and Little Grebes.

We followed the path around the reserve to the estuary track and then back to the car park. On the estuary we watched a Whimbrel amongst a big flock of Curlew, four Wigeon, three Great White Egrets and a bright Grey Wagtail. Looking back into the lagoon form a viewing screen we were able to see the Spotted Redshank roosting with Common Redshank all be it fast asleep.

A great start to our five day Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trips tour.

We are so lucky to have so many species and habitats within easy reach here in North Wales, and once the world returns to normal, we would love you to join us for one of our Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trips days out. We expect to enjoy a lot of birds during these relaxed pace tours and we can tailor make the day to suit you.

We would love you to join us on our Birdwatching Trips in the future just drop us a line to arrange a custom tour and please see our tours pages for set departure trips. If you have any questions at all please fire away here….

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds in beautiful places with you soon!





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