Thursday, 29 November 2012

 Desert Wheatear

 Desert Wheatear

 Desert Wheatear

 ................... and one more for good measure 


 Herring Gull 

Moon Rise the Short-eared Owl sight, Rhuddllan 

With the disappointment of us having to postpone the Norfolk trip hanging in the air, two of the lads who had booked on the trip were keen for us to take them to see the Desert Wheatear in Rhyl.

As North Wales is only just over an hour away from me, and the weather forecast was not too bad, I picked Alex and Richard up at the arranged venue and off we went.  The weather forecast was actually right for a change, it was bright and breezy as we arrived at the coast.  Within 5 minutes we had located the bird and got some good shots of the little beauty a lifer for both Alex and Richard.

Llandullas was the next stop where we had Common Scoter, Redshank, Curlew, Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Turnstone all in really good numbers.  Nothing of great interest but good birding all the same.
Leaving Llandullas we headed to nearby Rhuddlan to round the day off with a good view of the Short-eared Owl.  Although it was too difficult to photograph the owl, we did get a good shot of a very low bright Moon rising.

1 comment:

  1. A great series of Images, looks like you guys had a crackin day out, can't wait for the Norfolk trip!