Sunday 3rd July 2022: ANGLESEY

Six members went on our annual visit to Anglesey, meeting at RSPB South Stacks.  Large numbers of guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes were seen on the cliffs with smaller numbers of puffin and fulmar also present.  Several family groups of chough were seen in the air and they looked like they were just flying for the fun of it.  At sea, a fair number of gannets and Manx shearwaters were moving through.  We ate lunch looking at a lovely sea view.

As the weather started to improve we moved on to Cemlyn bay to visit the tern colony.  This year the colony consists of about 2,500 pairs of birds; 2,000 of which are sandwich and the rest being a mixture of common and arctic terns.  A black guillemot was in the bay, with a few little egrets, herons and oystercatchers on the shoreline.  More gannets and Manx shearwaters and a few shag were seen out to sea.

All in all a truly wonderful day bird watching with great company.