Best Of Anglesey Birdwatching Trips Tour 27th August 2021

Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gulls are now a regular feature on our Best of Anglesey tours - once a rare bird here.

Alan met Josie and then Noreen at West Shore Llandudno at 8am on the 27th August 2021 and they headed west along the north Wales coast to Llanfairfechan where they collected Jayne who was also coming on the tour. First stop on Anglesey was at RSPB South Stack, good to get there early before to many people arrive at this most beautiful and popular spot. Red-billed Chough were showing very well and it was great to see a Hooded Crow here. On the heathland both Stonechats and Linnets were enjoyed in the perfect conditions.

A short drive down to Holyhead Bay and a walk out to the headland where Black Guillemots were on the calm sea and good views were enjoyed in the telescopes. Just around the corner at Beddmanarch Bay great looks at Mediterranean Gulls and a nice selection of waders but these were rather distant sadly but they could pick out Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

At Llyn Penrhyn a gang of seven Greenshank were roosting on a rock at the water’s edge but tricky to see for the shorter members of the group, Alan was able to take the case off the scope and twist the eye-piece down so everyone could enjoy these migrant waders. Also here Pochard and Great Crested Grebes and a glimpse of a Reed Bunting.

Picnic lunch was enjoyed over-looking Cemlyn Lagoon before walking out to the beach to scan the sea. As always lots to see at this wonderful coastal site and highlights here included Great Egret, Whimbrel, Golden Plover, Sanderling and Risso’s dolphins offshore.

Just time for a stop at RSPB Cors Ddyga on the way home where a male Marsh Harrier soaring over the reserve was certainly the highlight. A Ruff flew in and landed on the fields but sadly dropped down out of sight. Back at the car park a male Blackcap showed nicely in the hedgerow the last addition to an impressive list of birds enjoyed.

Huge thanks to Josie, Noreen and Jayne for their wonderful company during a great fun day out.

Of course a wonderful way to see more birds is to join one of our Birdwatching Trips and learn a lot about the birds you are enjoying too. We have tours suitable for all from beginners to experienced birders that are seeking particular species. Just drop us a line here and we can arrange a perfect custom tour for you!

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds with you soon.

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