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Birdwatching on the Lleyn Peninsula

Alan Simon Sean

We headed west with Simon and Sean, first stop Cricceth.

Porth Meudwy lob pots

Then way out west to Porth Meudwy.

Shaggy Inkcap Aberdaron

A real Autumn feel to the day.

Porth Meudwy old tractor

Not much has changed here in a long time.

Porth Meudwy new tractor

But there is always one has to have the latest kit!

Rock Pipit Porth M

The migrants were tricky to photograph but this Rock Pipit posed.

Uwchmynydd Oct 2013

Out onto Uwchmynydd Headland over-looking Bardsey Island for more migrants.

Parasol Mush Aberdaron

More signs of Autumn, that is a 50p coin next to the toadstool!

Aberdaron church

Aberdaron village offered shelter from the wind and lunch.

Pied Wagtail Aberdaron

A Pied Wagtail on the bridge over the Afon Daron.

Rhiwlas view Oct

What a view from Simon and Sean's cottage in the hills above Caernarfon!

A great day with great company.

Some of the bird highlights included Yellow-browed Warbler, lots of Swallows, Wheatears, Goldcrests, Chough, Rock Pipits, Gannets, Guillemot, Razorbill, Common Snipe, Bar-tailed Godwit, Mediterranean Gull, over 100 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, thousands of Wigeon, Goosanders and Red-breasted Merganser side by side, all in stunning scenery, if a little windy!


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