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First steps in birdwatching on Anglesey with The Biggest Twitch

We met up with Chris, Wendy, Dave and Ailith and headed over to Anglesey for a day's guided birdwatching, the first time they had given it a go. First stop Beddmanarch Bay where we helped the team to get more familiar with using binoculars and telescopes.

Ailith and Wendy Beddmanarch Bay

A little extra height can really improve the view sometimes!

Ailith and camera

Ailith was keen to take some bird photos

Bar tailed Godwit 2

Bar-tailed Godwit made a good introduction to wader identification

We moved on to South Stack RSPB reserve and took the spectacular walk along the cliffs.

Team at South Stack

The team soaking up the sunshine at South Stack

Chris at South Stack

Chris enjoying views of a Stonechat perched on the top of a bush

South Stack view

The view of South Stack is even better in this glorious sunshine

Chough juvenile

This juvenile Chough landed right beside us so all of the team enjoyed a close-up view

Rock Pipit South Stack

Wendy admitted to having a soft spot for LBJs, as this Rock Pipit hopped up

Wendy at Cemlyn

Wendy taking a good look

Time to move on to Cemlyn and we walked out onto the shingle ridge to view the tern colony.

Cemlyn Beach

Wylfa Power Station

Even a nuclear power station can look quite attractive in the sunshine!

But the team was here to look at birds not buildings!

Team at Cemlyn 1

Team at Cemlyn 2

Smiles all round as we watch the Arctic, Common and Sandwich terns flying into and out of the colony at Cemlyn

Ruff at Cemlyn 1

We picked out a new wader pottering along the water's edge: a juvenile Ruff

Ruff at Cemlyn 2

Nice to see this scarce migrant on the North Wales coast

Coastline at Cemlyn

We walked out to the beach where we watched Manx Shearwaters passing just offshore

Time for tea

Watching birds is thirsty work, so we all really enjoyed the tea and cake that Wendy produced in 'The Blue Seagull' as their VW campervan is called!

Thanks to Chris, Wendy, Dave and Ailith for a fun day out on Anglesey, we always enjoy helping other people get as much pleasure as we do out of watching birds. Hope we can do so again soon!

If you'd like to enjoy some great birds this weekend, come along to RSPB Conwy on Sunday 12th August. We're going to be in the Tal-y-Fan hide from 10am to 4pm sharing the birds with everyone, so do come along and say hello and enjoy the birds with us!


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