Sarah and I took a short Wedding Anniversary trip to Anglesey last week to do a spot of birdwatching and geocaching (see my other blog here) - sad aren't we? Anyway, this post includes some of the better pictures I took (although none are that great) mainly at South Stack Lighthouse and the RSPB Reserve at Conwy.
On our way down to Anglesey we stopped off at the beautiful Bodnant Gardens to have a look a the Larburnum arch in full June bloom. I just had to include a piccie of it here and can thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area.
At the entrance to Bodnant we were greeted by this peacock:
|Peacock outside Bodnant entrance|
|Who's a pretty boy then?|
|The Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Gardens|
|A robin in the B&B garden|
Next we went down the steps towards South Stack Lighthouse, and here we had our first very brief glimpses of some Puffins, but not good enough to photograph.
The best photographs I took at South Stack were actually of a Chough which fortuitously landed right in front of me as I was looking for Puffins - however none of these are perfect as it took me by surprise and kept moving about.
|Chough at South Stack|
After our day out at South Stack we did some geocaching in the Rhoscolyn area and in the evening went to Conwy for a free guided walk round the RSPB reserve there. Here are some of the better photographs from the informal tour:
|Swans with their cygnet|
|Song Thrush battering a snail|