Of Orchids Models And Peregrines All On The Great Orme 2 July 2020

An unusual day today, certainly had variety, starting with looking for flowers on the Great Orme and again we owe our friend Robin Sandham thanks for information. Following Robin’s directions the fragrant orchids were quickly found just where he said and they were indeed fragrant, hopefully they can survive in their prominent position near Marine Drive.

Then it was time for some clothes modelling first for our great friends at Country Innovation showing off their wonderful jackets. We had been waiting from damp grey day to show these rugged bad weather coats off, not the gear for warm summer days, but perfect for bad weather. Not a natural for modelling but hopefully a few of the many photos will be useable! We love Country Innovation gear and it really is perfect for birdwatching. Check out their full range of outdoor clothing here...


While in model mode we also took some photos of new Great Orme T-shirts supplied by Calidris Clothing a local company recently started by two young lads. Do check out their website.


The Peregrine Falcon family have been very active today and we enjoyed wonderful views as they hunted over the roofs of Llandudno. Breath-taking stoops from high above plummeting towards the town in pursuit of feral pigeons but we didn’t see a kill. Later, in the afternoon, with the sun now out, it was amazing to sit on the clifftop overlooking the town and this time look down on the falcon family. The adult female was on a ledge below our vantage point and two juveniles were flying below us just wonderful to watch. At one point one of the young falcons tore along the cliffs and chased a family of Chough! The crows were fast though and dodged the stoop of the juvenile Peregrine calling loudly in panic as the rose above the predator and then sought shelter in a cliff crevice and the falcon lost interest and powered off.

The sickening sight of yet another dead Hen Harrier killed on a Driven Grouse Moor.

More details have been announced about the very first Hen Harrier Day on 18th July 2020 please see the link here and do get involved our Hen Harriers need you! There are some great prizes up for grabs too.


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….


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

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