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More birding in the back garden - Great Orme Llandudno

An early morning out on the headland right behind our house. Just as the light came up a loud call announced a Richard's Pipit right overhead! This large pipit circled, calling constantly, before heading off towards the limestone pavement area.

Richard's Pipit Great Orme Marc Hughes

Richard's Pipit on the Great Orme at Llandudno, photo by Marc Hughes

Small flocks of Crossbills flew west along with a Reed Bunting and two Bullfinches, both scarce birds here.
Then out on to the limestone pavement area...

Great Orme big sky

Big skies over the limestone pavement on the Great Orme

Walking up to the cairn a movement in the grass gave away the presence of a lovely Snow Bunting.

Snow Bunting Great Orme 2

This Snow Bunting was just so confiding!

Sitting quietly watching the Snow Bunting, a second bird flew in and landed right next to us.

Snow Bunting 1 Great Orme October

Snow Bunting poses beautifully in the early morning sun

Our next tour, with spaces still available, is on Wednesday 2nd November, when we visit the North Wales coast and Conwy valley, sure to be a great day's birding. Why not come along and join us? Contact us for more information or to book your place, or call Alan on 07778 677141.


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