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.
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.
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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