Trip reports

Outing to South Stack and Conway 25th June 2017

Outing to South Stack and Conway 25th June 2017
Tim O'Reilley

Saturday, 8 July 2017

We left Springwood at 8.00am on a rainy morning and arrived at South Stack in the sunshine at 11.25am. There was a sheep shearing demo taking place just like our last visit. The scenery at South Stack was beautiful and there is a large array of wild flowers to be enjoyed. Most people went first to the steps to the lighthouse where we saw Puffin, Guillemot Razorbill, Gannet, Fulmar and Manx Shearwaters. Choughs were plentiful and easy to see but Kittiwake was hard to find. There were also Linnets Stone chats and meadow pipits to be seen. At 1pm. We left for Conway via Holyhead Fish Dock to see Black Guillemot, which were soon spotted. When we arrived at Conway there was plenty of Warblers to be seen and heard including Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. There were lots of Oystercatchers and Little egrets and plenty of Bee Orchids. So after a good days birding we left for home at 5.00pm arriving back at Springwood at 7.20pm.