BONAPARTE'S GULL and not a bloody tip or bunch of Bagnallers to be seen anywhere...nice!
Well seeing as I was so close to the Big Rock otherwise known as South Stack it would have been rude not to have paid a visit. At the T junction where you turn right and go up the hill to the 'Stack' (land of Black Larks etc) in the field to the right a pair of Chough doing what corvids do...
and in the field to the left one now resident so it seems Hoodie Crow plus a Stonechat for good measure.
At the end of the world or Worlds End cos after you've driven there it does'nt half feel like that, a wee southern esk skulking Sylvia warbler has taken up residence. With Black and Red Grouse plus Great Grey Shrike and flocks of Crossbill on show this part of North Wales was certainly pulling in the crowds.
Got some s**t piccys of the 'Dartford' Warbler, one of which really had me scratching my balding pate some what...see what you think??
Dartford but my it does have a look of Subalpine about it what? ps piccy not photoshoped in anyway just enlarged a bit.
Today (Tuesday) I was out on the Lancs mosses doing a bit of survey work and watched the sun rise...
Down on the farmland this immature Kestrel was just waking up and allowed a close approach (no big lenses for me).
Chaffinch (200+) rummaging about the stubble. Associated with this mini Quela like mass were 20+ Corn Buntings, that getting rare to see farmland specialist.
Reds fans all is not lost, keep the faith and we shall prevail...19 is on the cards and what price another treble...
Darty was actually a North West Region ( the old Birdline - North Wales, Cheshire, Lancs, Cumbria...Northwest area) tick...no.316 (I think it needs a bit of a Spring clean)