Jane And Ric Custom Day Trip For Two Best Of North Wales 7 September 2021

Greenshank feeding

Greenshank are wonderful waders and it was a lovely surprise to find one at Llanfairfechan.

We met Jane and Ric on Anglesey, where they were staying, near Menai Bridge and soon we were all enjoying birds at Llanfairfechan back on the mainland. As Jane and Ric know Anglesey pretty well they had booked a Best of North Wales day trip so hence Llanfairfechan as the first stop. A real surprise here was a lovely Greenshank on the foreshore a species we don’t see here and we all enjoyed great looks at this elegant wader. Masses of Eurasian Oystercatchers were on the mud to the west of the promenade and offshore we watched Eider and Red-breasted Mergansers.

A short drive took us to the Great Orme at Llandudno where the first birds enjoyed were Ruddy Turnstones always a delight to see these globetrotting waders. Next we marvelled at the stiff-winged flying of Northern Fulmars and had wonderful views of Peregrine Falcon along with close up Stonechats. A small flock of Common Scoter whizzed past the headland skimming over the sea so fast. We enjoyed watching the amazing Red-billed Chough that are such an iconic bird of this part of Wales.

Fulmar orme

Northern Fulmars showed off their amazing skills on the Great Orme.

Next stop RSPB Conwy where we were very lucky to see a Garganey, this migrant duck is a rare visitor to North Wales and easy to overlook amongst the very similar Teal at this time of year. A Spotted Redshank was another great bird to enjoy on the lagoons here amongst Common Redshank. A juvenile Pintail was also a good record for the reserve not a regular bird here at all. We all enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Tu Hwn Tir Bont tearoom in Llanrwst by the River Conwy, as requested by Jane, as always a lovely meal in a beautiful spot.

Then through the mountains of Snowdonia and back to the coast near Bangor before dropping Jane and Ric back at their car near Menai Bridge. A great fun day with loads of birds, beautiful scenery, lovely food and great company just as the best days should always be! Huge thanks to Jane and Ric for their great company we hope to see them again soon.

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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