Sunday, 3 July 2011


Paid Gronant a visit today Lesley and me were lacking in Terns on our year list and as we always try and pay Gronant a visit a couple of times a year off we headed.

Didn't take too long to get there and by just after 10 we were walking across the dunes to the beach.
Plenty of Orchids in bloom as we crossed the dunes with Sand Martin, Sky Lark, Reed Bunting and Grey Heron being seen.

Soon as we reached the beach we could hear the colony. On top of the Terns were Little and Ringed Plovers to be watched feeding on the beach plus a couple of Dunlin just for good measure. At the far end of the beach were a roosting group of Cormorant and Oystercatchers plus a group of resting Little Terns.

Little Tern Gronant

Little Tern Gronant

Little Tern Gronant

Little Tern Gronant

Ringed Plover Gronant

Ringed Plover Gronant
Although some idiot on a para glider thingy put all of the birds up as he came low across the beach.

On the way back to the car we added Sedge Warbler to the list with a very close showing bird from the path near the bridge.

Sedge Warbler Gronant

Headed then along to Kinmel Bay to laze on the beach for a bit before heading home and to see if any other waders were around. Just plenty of Ringed Plover.
Off shore was a boat designed to install the Wind Turbines which gave us something else to watch

Wind Turbine Installing Boat

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