Garth Peacock
North Wales - Day 3


Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 20th February 2020

Slimbrisge WWT Gloucesterdhire

Wednesday 19th February 2020

To end January 2020...

Thursday 30th January 2020

That's the end of 2019 for me.

Friday 20th December 2019

Disaster strikes

Monday 2nd December 2019

It's still very hard work

Saturday 9th November 2019

A quiet month overall

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Week ending 11th October 2019

Friday 11th October 2019

A quiet week

Friday 4th October 2019

A week of mixed fortunes

Tuesday 1st October 2019

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

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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!!!