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Best of North Wales in September

Dawn over Little Orme

Dawn over the Little Orme

We met Alan, Anne and Stuart at RSPB Conwy and were soon on our way to the Great Orme. Great views of a Rock Pipit got us off to good start. Up on to the limestone pavement and we were very lucky indeed in finding a Lapland Bunting within minutes of looking for one!

Lapland Bunting Great Orme

Lapland Bunting on the Great Orme

This lovely rarity was so confiding as it shuffled through the grass just feet away. What a delight to watch such a beuatiful bird feeding so unconcerned by people.

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Second view of this confiding Lapland Bunting

We explored the area and enjoyed more migrants including Wheatears, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest and Coal Tit. Offshore Gannets dived for fish and overhead Ravens mastered the wind.

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Thatched Sheep!

Next we headed down the Conwy Valley where our luck held with a Hawfinch perched in a dead tree! Two Red Kites showed off always a thrill to see so well. Through Snowdonia with stunning scenery but not many birds in the wind.

Birders Gwydyr Forest

Birding the trails of the Gwydyr Forest

Back on the coast the tide was rising and lots of birds were being pushed closer. Waders included Greenshank, masses of Wigeon, Little Egrets and a lone dark bellied Brent Goose very unusual on the North Wales coast. Star of the show here was a fantastic Peregrine giving prolonged views and causing mayhem amongst the waders and wildfowl.

A nearby river gave us great looks at a Dipper, dipping, we even enjoyed the Dipper, a Grey Wagtail and a Goosander all in the same telescope view!

Just time for one last stop, back at RSPB Conwy we headed down to the Tal-y-Fan hide and what a treat awaited...

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Jack Snipe at RSPB Conwy showing rather well!

We soaked up the views of this wonderful tiny wader right in front of the hide. The Jack Snipe was dipping more than the Dipper, constantly bobbing up and down as if on springs - a delight to watch. Nearby several Common Snipe were feeding so ideal to compare with their little cousin.

Jack Snipe RSPB Conwy

Even closer look at this obliging Jack Snipe

We rounded the day off with lots of other birds at the reserve and even saw another Red Kite soaring in the distance, good bird here.

A brilliant days birding many thanks to Alan, Anne and Stuart for their great company. If you would like to join us for the very best birdwatching simply drop us a line

We can arrange a custom day just to suit you or join one of our set departure tours and you will be enjoying great birds soon!


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