Welsh Wandering

18 May

Day 1 of a 4 day trip to North Wales – mostly taken up with driving and sheltering from the rain in my chosen base – Caernarfon.

Managed a quick trip up to South Stack RSPB in light drizzle for a brief stretch of the legs and managed a much more succesfull chough-hunt than my last visit where we gave up only to have 13 of the acrobats screaming an chattering over the car just after setting off.

This time around it was only 5 mins before one and then a second flew past me on the path to the RSPB tower. At the cafe and RSPB admission office another two rooted around in the short grass of a paddock adjoining the car park. Also in the gorse plentiful stonechats and wheatears were most unconcerned by my presence, and on the cliffs a good number of guillemots and razorbills were in residence. Plenty of gulls and a handful of gannets offshore with swifts and martins patrolling the cliff tops.

Driving back South via Trearrdur and several more choughs were foraging alongside jackdaws and carrion crows amongst the grazing sheep.

Hoping for better weather tomorrow so I can get the camera out.

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