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The perfect birthday present: a private birdwatching tour

When Melanie asked us if we could help set up a special birthday birdwatching treat for Andy, our answer was 'Yes of course we'd love to!' The day soon came round and we were blessed with glorious sunshine. Our day started at RSPB Conwy.

Conwy Castle view

The view of the historic Conwy Castle from RSPB Conwy nature reserve

Just a few of the highlights here included great views of a Curlew Sandpiper, hundreds of Teal, Snipe lurking in the reeds and Red-breasted Mergansers loafing on the lagoon.

Teal at RSPB Conwy

Teal in the shallows at RSPB Conwy

We then headed down the Conwy valley pausing to look at the beautiful 13th century church at Caerhun. As always the yew trees surrounding the church were alive with birds.

Caerhun Church

Inside the historic Caerhun church

We enjoyed a lovely lunch in the Hen Felin cafe nestling in the Aber valley after which we took the short drive to Aber Ogwen. The hide over looking the estuary and pool allowed us to notch up a great variety of birds including another Curlew Sandpiper spotted by Andy, Eider, Scaup - unusual for this site, Goosanders, Greenshanks, Bar-tailed Godwits, Little Egrets and a very confiding Robin.

Robin at RSPB Conwy

Confiding Robin, always a joy to see close up

A short distance away we delighted in wonderful views of a Dipper feeding in the fast-flowing river. Last stop of our birthday birdwatching day was at Llanfairfechan promenade. Offshore here Gannets and Razorbills were fishing, masses of Oystercatchers were on the sands accompanied by a gang of Turnstones and some rather late Sandwich Terns.

Birding on Llanfairfechan Prom

Melanie and Andy enjoying their private birthday birdwatching tour with The Biggest Twitch!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Melanie and Andy, and we hope they don't wait until the next birthday before booking a day out with us again!

Mel at Llanfairfechan

Melanie watches the Gannets feeding offshore

If you'd like to book a private tour birdwatching in beautiful North Wales or beyond, please contact us on to discuss your perfect day out.


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