Sunday 6 January 2013

North Wales.

On a Wader Quest jaunt to North Wales (more info on we had time, to look at other birds thanks to Alan and Ruth's (The Biggest Twitch excellent local knowledge leading to us getting our two target birds (Purple Sandpiper and Jack Snipe) relatively easily.

Our genial hosts, Alan and Ruth
Among the many highlights of our trip was a moment of intimacy with a robin at Conwy RSPB reserve...

Passing the time of day with our small friend.

Elis checking the robin's DNA
... and a couple more close encounters with common birds;
Female Chaffinch

Blue Tit
watching a Dipper singing its heart out on a rock in the middle of a stream in Llanfairfechan;

The singing Dipper
admiring the swirling murmuration at the Conwy Starling roost.
Starling roost watching

Starlings over the Conwy RSPB reserve
All this took place among some stunning scenery.

Conwy Castle
The beautiful Welsh hills
Far from the madding crowd


1 comment:

  1. I've written a little article on our website called Bird Spotting Locations in North Wales. It would be great if more knowledgeable people, like yourself or your readers on here, could comment and perhaps add more locations in the Guest Book bit at the bottom. Thanks in advance.
    (P.S. Love the Dipper shot)