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Shearwater and raptor weekend

Porthmadog view
Our first stop on this hot weekend, Porthmadog

Avocet Titchwell
We very lucky that our visit coincided with a rare bird here, Avocet

Hot summer birding
With the temperature in the 80's a cold drink was needed, but birding doesn't stop.

Hot summer bridge
And what a stunning spot for a pub dinner.

Goshawk Clocaenog Forest
A real stroke of luck, a Goshawk soared over the ridge opposite.

Bed and breakfast shearwater
Five star bed and breakfast, our home for the weekend, lovely! For details, check out their website:

Borth beach July
Early morning saw us admiring the stunning Borth Beach.

Manx 1
Huge numbers of Manx Shearwaters were moving north just offshore.

Shearwater watchers July
Seawatching is not usually like this!

Sanderling flock July
Moving south we came across this lovely flock of Sanderling.

Med Gull mid Wales 1
The same beach held a large flock of Mediterranean Gulls.

Med Gull watchers July
Hot sunshine just kept on coming this trip.

Rock Pipit hides July
At least eight Rock Pipits fed on the beach, some a little shy.

Metal kite

Inland we visited a Red Kite feeding station, a real thrill to see so many raptors

NYA kites arrive July
The Red Kites gather before feeding time.

NYA kites feed July
A brave lady throws out the food.

NYA kites sky full
A sky full of kites, wonderful.

NYA Blue Damselfly
Not only kites here.

NYA kites duck July
The local ducks don't look impressed with the kites.

We ended our brilliant weekend with a visit to the Dyfi Estuary Osprey Project. As always we were made very welcome by the staff and volunteers of the Montgomery Wildlife Trust.

Dyfi Osprey July
Monty, the male, arrived with a large fish and fed the chicks, good timing!

This a marvellous project and the customer care here is second to none. Really knowledable people to enthuse visitors about the Ospreys, birds, wildlife and conservation. Huge thanks to all involved.

We have lots more birdwatching trips running throughout the year, do come and join us soon, we know you will love our days out and longer trips.

For full details of all our trips, we look forward to hearing from you!


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