Thankfully RSPB Conwy was visited on Good Friday and the perimeter walk was enjoyed in sunshine albeit a little chilly! The walk takes you alongside the estuary saltmarsh. Wigeon were to be the only species seen on the estuary. Conwy Castle can be viewed on the walk though distant.
Highlight species seen during the visit were: Little Egret, Shelduck , Oystercather and Curlew aplenty, Redshank, Pochard, Red-breasted Mergansers (lovely to see these sawbills), Snipe (distant but I believe a Common Snipe), Wigeon and Little Grebe.
The Starling Roost was great to see though the numbers had diminished from previous weeks as the good numbers of the birds had started to move on back to the Continent to their breeding grounds.
A few images taken over the weekend.
Trying to ignore each other!
The Carneddau group of mountains were visible from many areas of the reserve, as you can imagine with them being mountains.;-) It was lovely to see the snow on them, brrrr....it might be Spring but only just!
South Stack, Anglesey.
A picture paints a thousand words...just one word needed here...gloomy!
Colwyn Bay on a dull, wet, windy and cold Easter Saturday.
A soggy looking Turnstone was as good as it got! Lovely to see all the same.
Me taking a photo of me taking a photo. Hey ho!
Great Orme, Easter Sunday.
Pitch and Putt with great views!
These images are deceiving, it was very, very windy and I had to lean against a fence to keep upright to take the photo's....I kid you not!
Statue of a Kasmiri Goat.
On the way down to Llandudno by car or Vintage Tram.
Thankfully the sun was still shining after arriving at Morfa Madryn N R though again the winds were very strong still.
A couple of Ringed Plovers were a treat to see as they fed on the insects!
I was unaware that during the breeding season adult Cormorants have a white patch on their thigh!
One of several 'shell' Molehills
Somewhere over the rainbow...there is a pot of gold!!
It was good to 'get away' for the Easter weekend despite the at times atrocious weather!