Thursday, 5 July 2012

Anglesey Visit

Paid a visit to Anglesey on the 03 Jul, its one of those places that always produces the goods and leaves you with some great memories.

Arriving at Holy Head harbour in drizzle the day was looking to be a bit of wet fish. But the rain came and went so I managed to watch for about 30 minutes the comings and going of the Black Guillemots around the harbour although never that close in for any decent shots.
On a more sad note I found a dead Black Guillemot which had become entangled in fishing line and have reported the ring number to the BTO.

As South Stack was under a shroud of mist I gave it a miss and instead headed for Cemlyn Bay to see the Tern colony there.

Getting there the tide was still in thus making it a bit more tricky than usual to get to the shingle beach from the Holyhead end but was easy enough.
As always it was fantasic watching the Terns coming and going with the adults bring in plenty of what looked like Sand Eels, some birds took a quick break just off shore before making the final dash to the colony.

Heading back to the car there was a White Throat singing in the shrubs by the old buildings and a pair of Ringed Plover in the now exposed pool.