Day One Of Five Day North Wales Birdwatching Trips Tour 9 September 2019

Our tour began at lunch time with a lovely meal at the Princes Arms Hotel, Trefriw in the Conwy Valley and the first birds of the trip enjoyed too, Buzzard, Swallow and House Martin seen from the table. Three Grey Heron were by the river opposite the hotel as we set off for the Great Orme at Llandudno. A quick stop to admire a Peregrine Falcon on the towering cliffs of the headland then on to the limestone pavements in the hope of seeing Lapland Bunting. Our friend Peter was already in the area and a qucik exchange of text messages confirmed two Lapland Buntings present, whew! We walked up hill, taking in the beautiful views, and join Peter watching these delightul birds, so confiding just a few yards away, fantastic start to our tour.

Two confiding Lapland Buntings

This Lapland Bunting was particularly beautiful

We then visited RSPB Conwy where we quickly enjoyed a lot of birds! A Reed Warbler showed off nicely, getting a bit late now for this species. Common Snipe showed off in the open, beautiful Lapwing looked stunning in the telescopes, plenty of wildfowl including Wigeon and Shoveler. On the adjacent estuary Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Oystercatcher, Curlew and plenty of Little Egrets all great to see. Just as we were about to leave a gang of Long-tailed Tits hurried through the bushes and amongst them a Chiffchaff. A really great start to the trip and Lapland Bunting a new UK bird for all our guests.

You're never far from a Herring Gull in Llandudno!

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