Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Images from Bardsey...

A huge thanks to Bardsey Bird Observatory who hosted their annual Young Birder's Trip last week, and which I was fortunate to attend. We had a great week on the island, and can't wait to return. A bit short of time, I haven't been able to write much about the week, but here's a selection of photos from the island...





Chough

Spotted Flycatcher


Wheatears - adult and juveniles.
Marsh Harrier - juvenile.
Fulmar
Grey Seals



There were plenty of Willow Warblers around, as well as smaller numbers of Chiffchaffs.
Raven


Manx Shearwaters - adult and chick, as well as a recording of the calls of some of the adults below...





Storm Petrels ringed overnight
Juvenile Herring Gull in front of the Welsh mainland

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Grayling Butterflies
Small Copper
Autumn Lady's Tresses Orchid

Personally, my highlight of the week were the daily sightings of Risso's Dolphins, including a great display at sunset on the 6th. The above video really fails to do that display justice but it was the best I could get! Please view the video in HD at 1080p.

The Milky Way over the south end. Not the best photo!

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