Sunday, 8 May 2011

Great Orme and Conwy

Decided to head out to Wales for the day as the forcast didn't look that bad that way plus there has been some good stuff of late seen in that neck of the woods.

First port of call was the Great Orme, yesterday there had been reports of Ring Ouzel and Dotterol up here but none were around today. Plenty of Wheatear and Meadow Pipit plus Razor Bill and Guillemots out at sea. Plenty of cute looking lambs around (just don't mention mint source) plus Spotted Orchids around the car park near the church.

Was then off to Conwy for a gentle walk and fingers crossed for the summer plumaged Spotted Redshank. The Spotted Redshank was not around even after the tide had brought the waders on to the reserve.
Plenty of warblers around Willow, Reed and Sedge plus Blackcap.
On the wader front there was a lone Greenshank, Little Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Oystercatcher and Curlew.

Sedge Warbler

Canada Geese
On a none bird related front and what was the high light of the day was seeing a Stoat running back and forth along the break water rocks with food from a stash, just couldn't focus quick enough or keep up with her we watched her do the run three times before leaving her to it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tim

    Re your holls, very envious of the little owl and the yellow wagtail, these are wo birds I have yet to cross paths with.
    Glad you got the Turtle Doves!!