Busy Week At Birdwatching Trips With Lots Of Birds



Ebro Delta View Sunrise

The bird-filled Ebro Delta, Spain a magical place.



So much going on here at Birdwatching Trips! Ruth has been in Spain, in Catalonia, checking out new areas for potential tours. She has travelled to the mountains, the plains and the magical Ebro Delta, marshes and coast teaming with birds. Just a few of the highlights at the Ebro Delta Bird Festival included Pacific Golden Plover, mega rare in Spain, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Collared Pratincoles, Temminck’s Stint, Little Stint, Purple Swamphen, Squacco Herons, Purple Herons and so much more! Certainly an area we will be looking to run our tours to.

Meanwhile back in Wales Alan has been guiding four out of the last five days locally around North Wales.

South Stack view

On the 17th September Tim and Heather enjoyed our Best of Anglesey tour and despite some poor weather enjoyed a lot of birds. A Kingfisher showed off, lovely views of Greenshank, crazy close views of Chough on spectacular cliff tops as harbour porpoises show offshore. A beautiful flock of Golden Plover was another highlight and super views of Mediterranean Gulls. A really enjoyable day.

On the 18th September Alan was joined by our great friend Mike Duckham as we took Pat & Bob, Mark, Sue and Roman out on our Best of North Wales tour. We got off to an amazing start with 3 Peregrine Falcons showing off on the Great Orme. A surprising number of seabirds off the headland too including Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Kittiwakes, Shag, Fulmar and Gannets! We also had really close views of Chough. RSPB Conwy held plenty of waders and wildfowl, lovely looks at Red Kite in the Conwy Valley. Last stop was Aber Ogwen where we added lots of new birds including Eider, Shelduck and Sandwich Terns.

On the 19th we set off for our Day on the Dee Estuary tour, again joined by Pat and Bob and meeting Ray over on the Wirral. The day started so very well, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Merlin and four Great white Egrets seen on arrival at the Dee Estuary! Lots of birds at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands including Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Pink-footed Goose and brief views of a Pallid Harrier, present for several days in the area. Sadly gale force winds forced the closure of the reserve and with trees coming down across the roads we decided to cancel the rest of the day and head for home, such a shame but certainly the right move given the crazy wind.

On the 20th September it was Best of Anglesey with Mike and Carole, picked up Mike from his Llandudno hotel and then Carole at RSPB Conwy. The Conwy estuary gave us plenty of birds to start the day including newly arrived Wigeon and a Knot. A quick loo stop at Llanfairfechan also produced good birds including a flock of Sandwich Terns, Turnstone, Guillemot and Gannets. Then onto Anglesey where a lovey juvenile Whichat was a nice surprise. Then it rained, and rained and rained some more! Luckily Mike and Carole were great sports and we carried on seeing an amazing 81 species of birds and having a lot of laughs despite the awful weather. Just shows the birds are still there even in the rain.

We would love you to join us for a Birdwatching Trip soon. Please email us and we can make all the arrangements for a bird filled day….

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

We look forward to enjoying great birds in lovely scenery with you!



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