Anglesey and it’s magnificent coastline – part 1

Visiting Anglesey and its magnificent coastline

This is Part 1 of a three part blog post capturing our recent break in Anglesey.  We have stayed in Anglesey a few times over the years and always enjoyed it. This particular trip had originally been booked for November of last year but was re-scheduled due to travel restrictions. Thankfully the improved Covid 19 situation allowed us to travel in May without any restrictions at all.

Our accommodation at Honey Cottage was excellent. It was peaceful, quiet and well located and just a mile or so up the road from Parrys Mountain and a few miles from the coast at Amlwch.

Different location and different birds

One of the real benefits for us of the easing of lockdown restrictions means that at last we can get to travel a little further afield.

As much as we have enjoyed walking locally over the last 14 months or so, the opportunity to walk in a different location was more than welcome and perhaps not surprisingly the different location, being mainly coastal promised the opportunity of seeing and photographing different birds – and we were not at all disappointed.

In fact it turned out that the number of birds we were able to photograph for the first time produced quite a reasonable list. They included: arctic and sandwich terns; egret; herring gull; linnet; meadow pipit; oyster catcher; puffin; reed bunting; sedge warbler; shelduck; stonechat and white wagtail.

Some of the birds mentioned in that list are pictured in this blog post whist the others are pictured in Part 2 and Part 3 of this Anglesey post.

Not just feathered wings

It was a brilliant trip and it wasn’t just birds with feathered wings that we saw. Whilst wandering around the RSPB site at Valley Wetlands we saw numerous jets taking off from the local air force base – RAF Valley and you will find pictures of these in a separate blog post in due course.

Linked blog post

You can see a separate but linked post with a short series of back and white images of ‘anglesey people’ by clicking this link

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