Saturday, 20 June 2015

20th June 2015 Bardsey Island

Manx Shearwater c.100
Red Kite 2 in Wales
Puffin 2
Chough 5-8

Bardsey Island Lighthouse
Our first visit to Bardsey with the lighthouse compound providing an atmospheric setting to see a major rarity

Male Cretzschmar's Bunting on Bardsey Island (top three JFC)

Bardsey Bird Observatory and the gorse-covered hillside (JFC)

Bardsey Lighthouse from the Bird Observatory (JFC)

Farewell to Bardsey Island
A big thank you to the wardens of Bardsey Bird Observatory, Colin the boatman and last but not least to Lee Evans for all his efforts in arranging and running an efficient and effective booking system to enable so many observers to enjoy this superb bird in an orderly manner.

Colin's boat that has ferried nearly 500 birders back and forth to Bardey Island over the last week

Being greeted like this we half-wondered if we were really back at Porth Meudwy!!