What A Difference A Day Makes North Wales Custom Tour For Two 9 And 10 March 2023

South Stack Nov 2013

Glorious weather and stunning views at RSPB South Stack what a differnce a day makes!

As we have been crazy busy guiding trips it has been difficult to keep the blog updated so some quick-fire updates to follow…

After the previous days Arctic conditions it was wonderful to see blue sky and sunshine on day two, 10th March, for Sue and Suzie’s custom tour. Alan collected the girls from their Llandudno hotel at 8.30am and then they headed for Anglesey.

First stop was a flooded field where close views of Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank and Oystercatchers were enjoyed. Then a short drive to Beddmanarch Bay where the tide had pushed a flock of Pale-bellied Brent Geese close to the car park and cameras were busy recording these lovely birds. Offshore Slavonian Grebes dived for fish along with Great Crested Grebes and Shags.

Hooded Crow Finland 2015

A Hooded Crow was a lovely surprise in the fields near South Stack.

At RSPB South Stack the views were spectacular both back towards the snow covered hills of Snowdonia and out to Ireland where the snow covered hills there glowed in the sun – fantastic to see Ireland so clearly. Chough swooped through the air calling “cheeow” and Gannets swept over the choppy sea. The hot chocolate and cakes in the café went down very well. A Hooded Crow was wonderful to see in a newly ploughed field as they left the reserve and then stopped at a wild bay to photograph the landscape. Sue and Suzie were loving the photo opportunities and as a custom tour could take their time to get just the shots they were after.

Purple Sandpipers and Ruddy Turnstones were enjoyed at another rocky bay before heading for the village of Valley and Catch 22 for a wonderful lunch with the sun streaming in through the windows.

After a wonderful meal a walk in the sunshine at RSPB Cors Ddyga and lots of birds to photograph in the perfect light. Shoveler, Wigeon and Teal all posed alongside beautiful Lapwings such stunning birds. A male Marsh Harrier passed low almost right overhead and super photos were taken by the girls – what a fantastic sighting. The reeds and pools with blue sky and fluffy white clouds reflected also made lovely images, what a difference to the previous day!

The route home was very scenic indeed through the mountains of Snowdonia still blanketed in snow and looking stunning the afternoon sun. North Wales has such amazing variety all within an hours drive of Llandudno, come and see!

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