A tale of nature, wildlife and birding from Cheshire, North Wales and across the globe....

A tale of nature, wildlife and birding from Cheshire, North Wales and across the globe....

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Terrific Terns - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey

The tern colony at Cemlyn Bay on Anglesey offers some truly amazing views as the birds return to their nests with beaks laden with sand eels – often flying low down right overhead! 
Sandwich Tern - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
Sandwich Tern - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
Sandwich Tern - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
A must see for anyone visiting the area, this year held Sandwich terns in huge numbers, as well as around 30 pairs of nesting Commons and 15 pairs of Arctic on the smaller of the two islands. A single pair of Med gulls have also bred again on the smaller island, and it was suspected that the eggs had just hatched a few days prior to visiting. 
Sandwich Tern - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
Sandwich Tern - Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey
With South Stack’s seabird colony not too far away holding nesting Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, Kittiwakes and Fulmars, along with the Choughs and Peregrines that perform their aerial acrobatics over the cliffs, a great days birding can be had by combining the two sites, even stopping off to call on the brilliant Black Guillemots that make Holyhead harbour their home on the way. 

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