Some Birds from yesterdays trip with Alan

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The trip was a great and fun trip. I expected far more seabirds at South Stack (they get up to 30,000 at this time of year but I would say there were less than 10,000 there now), Saw one Puffin (a real one), Guillemots, Razorbill, Black back gulls, Herring, common and Kittiwake. Choughs, various small birds including swifts, blackies, Stonechat (Thanks David), whitethroat and numerous others that we super ID experts had no idea what they were. Alan found a Green Turtle (it was actually a green beetle but do not spoil it for him)
A few photos for you then and if my descriptions are wrong please advise – they could all be Mallard Crosses for all I know.

The Red Beak says it

On some mud flats – about 30 of them

Whitethroat. This bird was so far away two twitchers had to tell us where it was and even through the lens it looked like a bit of fluff blowing in the wind,

Help please

Green """"Turtle""""

Black backed Gull

Kittiwake (black legs)

Herring Gull

Crab with Herring Gull

Common Gull

Lesser Black Backed Gull (Just looked smaller than other black backs)

Razorbill

Razorbills

Just not sure

Guillemots

Comments

17 Jun, 2011
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Fabulous set Mike - even the green back

17 Jun, 2011
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johnponting said:

It must be 15 years or more since I visited Angelsey for a BMW (motorcycle) Club camping week - it blew, it rained, it froze.

Looks like you guys had better weather and you have some really nice images. I'm especially fond of the "just not sure".

Nice blog

17 Jun, 2011
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eje said:

Brings back memories of a great holiday many years ago,but not into photography then.Super blog Mike.

17 Jun, 2011
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jane said:

Nominated for seabirds category of Birdpedia...lovely pics Mike

18 Jun, 2011
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bonkersbon said:

Great series of photos Mike in a wonderful bird location pic 4 looks very much like a Rock Pipit.

18 Jun, 2011
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mike said:

Thank you BSB

19 Jun, 2011
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littlewren said:

brilliant set of photos...

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