Garth Peacock
North Wales - Day 3


The final catch-up

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Post Romania

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Romania Day 7 - 14th June 2019

Saturday 17th August 2019

Romania Day 6 - 13th June 2019

Friday 16th August 2019

Romania Day 5 - 12th June 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Romania Day 4 - 11th June 2019

Thursday 18th July 2019

Romania Day 3 - 10th June 2019

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Romania Day 2 - 9th June 2019

Monday 24th June 2019

Romania Day1 - 8th June 2019

Friday 21st June 2019

Great Grey Shrike and others

Thursday 6th June 2019

The last ten days or so

Sunday 26th May 2019

Good weather at last

Friday 17th May 2019

5 days of not a lot

Saturday 4th May 2019

Week ending 26th April 2019

Monday 29th April 2019

The last couple of weeks or so

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Wales - Day 5

Monday 15th April 2019

Wales - Day4

Thursday 11th April 2019

North Wales - Day 3

Tuesday 9th April 2019

North Wales - Day 1 and 2

Sunday 7th April 2019

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Tuesday 9th April 2019

I was expecting one more new species on this trip and today was the planned day. We headed off for Anglesey to South Stack to photograph Chough. I had not even seen on, let alone photograph one - well there are not too many in East Anglia!!!

We drove over the Menai Strait towards Holyhead where we checked out the harbour for divers - none we could see but the weather was glorious sunshine. Carrying on towards South Stack, I noticed a low bank of cloud and we soon drove into thick fog. Despite hanging around for several hours, it did not clear and the only Chough we found were in a field about 50/60 metres away, just about visible in the fog. I took a few record shots, just to be safe - just as well as that was the only Chough we saw.

Probably the worst photos I have ever posted to this site - a real record shot. Another trip required, I think.

Leaving Anglesey, we emerged into bright sunlight again, and drove towards Conwy to check out a site for Dippers - failed again.

So we made our way towards Langollen via Llanberis, calling in to a roadside mountain lake, Llyn Padarn, where a pair of Goosanders were very co-operative. I just sat down by the side of the lake and took some photos.

The rest of the trip to Llangollen was uneventful except for thick cloud and rain on the far side of the Llanberis Pass right until a few miles from our destination which had enjoyed bright sunshine all day!!!