Winter Weather Does Not Stop The Birds On A North Wales Custom Tour For Two 9 And 10 March 2023

A Kingfisher can brighten up any day however grim and wintery - such beautiful birds.

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

We heavy snow forecast we expected our guests to cancel their two day Best of North Wales Custom Tour, but Sue and Suzie were made of tougher stuff and were game on whatever the weather!

They might have been regretting that at 8.30am on the 9th March when Alan collected them from their Llandudno Hotel in gale force winds with snow showers. But the girls were up for a day out so a short drive to the Great Orme. It was tough trying to see birds through the snow and gale and we had never seen so much snow sticking on the Great Orme before. The famous Llandudno goats posed for photos, Atlantic grey seals were on the beach but birds were few and far between – Fulmar and Shag the best.

A short drive to RSPB Conwy where it was snowing hard but at least a little less wind. Feeding Robins by hand was certainly the highlight here for our guests and cameras were busy recording these wonderful tame birds. On the lagoon, peering through the snowflakes, we watched Spotted Redshank, Common Snipe, female Scaup and close up Meadow Pipits before heading for hot chocolate and cake.

At Rhos-on-Sea hardly a bird to be seen in the gale force winds so we opted for an early lunch at Snowdonia Nurseries at Glan Conwy, we didn’t rush the delicious food. After lunch we headed west to Aber Ogwen and the hide overlooking the estuary on one side and the pool on the other, perfect for a grim day. Lots to see and photograph here including very obliging Siskins on the feeders. Out on the estuary beautiful Greenshank strode through the shallow waters, a big flock of over 40 Black-tailed Godwits flew in and offshore Goldeneye displayed as Common Eider loafed on the rocks. The highlight though was a stunning Kingfisher that flew in posed right in front of the hide – wow!

Even in the worst weather still plenty of birds of birds to enjoy if you have the right mental attitude.

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