More Local Birdwatching And Sharing A Rare Bird On Anglesey

The Savi's Warbler on Anglesey photographed by Martin Jones.

We have been on the road a lot this year, seeing amazing birds and wildlife with wonderful people. It is also lovely share the great birds and places closer to home here in North Wales.

This morning we again headed west to Llanfairfechan this time to meet our lovely friend Jayne. We were early, for once no traffic problems, so we took the chance to have a quick look from the beach car park here. Ruth spotted five waders approaching from the west, five Black-tailed Godwits, these lovely brick-red breeding plumaged birds dropped in and landed near the stream out-flow. Offshore we saw four Eider, identified through the scope, then Ruth saw four more Eider really close in, always pays to look everywhere! Then a smart adult breeding plumaged Mediterranean Gull flew in and landed on the sands with Black-headed Gulls. Not bad for a five minute stop!

We picked up Jayne and headed over to Anglesey, seeing a Peregrine and a Jay, and arrived at RSPB Cors Ddyga. We met up with more friends Julie and Steven who were on holiday on Anglesey from their home in Manchester. We then all spent the morning walking around this marshland reserve.

We met local birder, Jim Bach, on one of the trails and he was looking intently at a spot we knew well. It was here we had seen the Savi’s Warbler recently but the bird had not been reported for a good while. But it was still here, Jim had seen it a little before we arrived! Ruth first heard and then saw the Savi’s Warbler in a willow bush and we quickly had this rare warbler in the scope and great views were had. This was a new UK bird for Julie and Steven so an amazing start to our walk.

We had a lovely walk around the reserve but didn’t really see a great deal more, maybe it was too hot? But we did find five Green Sandpipers on one of the shallow pools, a high count for Anglesey. We then all enjoyed a lovey brunch and made plans to all meet up at Bird Fair in August, hope to see many of you at this fantastic event.

We have a great selection of birds and habitats all within a few miles of our home here in Llandudno. Come and join us in September for our five day “Best of North Wales Tour” where we visit a wide range of habitats enjoying over 120 species of birds at a pace that gives us plenty of time to really enjoy the birds. The tour is based at a lovely country hotel with lots of birds around the hotel, great food throughout too! For all the details or to book your place please email us.

Please email us here to arrange your very own Birdwatching Trip…..

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds and great fun with you soon!

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