All Target Birds Enjoyed And Lots More Best Of Anglesey 5 May 2023

We enjoyed super views of Red-billed Chough on this custom day trip on Anglesey.

We picked up Paul and Gillian at their Llandudno base at 7am and headed for Anglesey for their custom day out. Reaching the first stop at RSPB Cors Ddyga the weather had gone down hill and it was windy with drizzle, not great! But we headed out and enjoyed plenty of birds, two Barnacle Geese being a surprise here and good to see Common Snipe and Eurasian Wigeon. Skylarks sang despite the cold weather and Reed Buntings posed for us.

Onto Holyhead Harbour for a loo stop but sadly no sign of the hoped for Black Guillemots, we would be back! At RSPB South Stack it was blowing a gale with showers, but we battled on. An Arctic Skua flew north over the rough sea, a wonderful bonus bird. We eventually had good views of Atlantic Puffins on the cliffs and a Red-billed Chough allowed us superb views.

Back to Holyhead Harbour in much better weather and fantastic views of Black Guillemots were enjoyed in the warm sunshine.

At Cemlyn Lagoon we had a real stroke of luck finding a beautiful adult Roseate Tern roosting amongst a flock of Arctic Terns. The top of the range telescopes really came into their own here allowing good views of the rarity. We also enjoyed comparing Common and Arctic Terns, super views of the Sandwich Tern colony and two Mediterranean Gulls. A flock of twenty Dunlin very close on the beach was a lovely sight and a Whimbrel posed for us on a black rock, wonderful.

Just time to pop in at RSPB Valley Lakes where we watched Great Crested Grebes and Tufted Ducks as Reed and Cetti’s Warblers sang.

A lovely day with great company and we do hope Paul and Gillian can join us again.

We run our Birdwatching Trips throughout the year a mix of set departure tours and custom-made trips perfect for you! To book your custom tour or any of our set departure trips please email us here….

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