Trying to keep up with Choughs!
Just a poser!
Synchronised walking on the Anglesey Coastal path!
At the trig point on Holyhead Mountain.
Our first contestant for bird odf the day.
A Puffin, one of the contestants for bird of the day.
Choughs, one of the contestants for bird of the day.
Looking across the bay towards Rhoscolyn.
Walk stats: Distance:12.4 miles. Climb:1630'.
Time: 7 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J. and Mike.
Yet another wonderful day for walking, not too hot and not too cold and no rain at all.
This walk along the Anglesey Coastal Path is superb, especially the newst section towards North Stack. The birds were few and far between on this section, although Choughs did put in an appearance. However Soth Stack was better than expected with good views of Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins. Further round the coast it was the turn of the Choughs to entertain us.
The walk took us much longer than usual, but we did stop a lot to watch the birds, particularly around South Stack, and of course there was Mike's "Celia moment" to delay us for a few minutes!
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Black-billed magpie, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Pied wagtail, Whitethroat, raven, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Blue tit, Meadow pipit, Rock pipit, Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot, Gannet, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Great cormorant, Lesser black-backed gull, Mallard, Barn swallow, Carrion crow and Song thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where the Lees bitter went down well, particularly when the new barrel came on tap!