Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The North Wales Coast

The coastal areas of North Wales are a brilliant place for the Wildlife Photographer, having spent a few hours at Criccieth Beach the previous week and forgetting the battery for the camera, I returned last Friday and we had a great walk down the beach, spending a lot of time photographing the many Turnstones that were working the tide line.Up close they are lovely birds, and as I found they are rarely still.






An unexpected bonus was seeing a Heron, also searching the rock pools for food, it caught this large fish that I think is either a Blennie or Shanny.





down it goes!!


Then we headed off to The Spinnies nature reserve, owned by the North Wales Wildlife Trust it is a delightful little reserve right at the mouth of the Menai Strait. Looks great for Kingfisher, and much more, will be going back for sure!

This Buzzard was sat on a hedge for ages, when it took off it was beautifully lit by the setting sun



A lovely Blue Tit from the main hide


and a Great Tit


and finally roosting Starlings



  1. You came back with a great set of images from your day out at the seaside Gary. Cracking 'action'! shots of the Turnstones..and the Heron...[;o)

  2. Excellent stuff again, to be expected from you Gary of course. And you don't escape the bill of a Grey Heron whether your'e a Blennie or a Shanny.

  3. Great close up from your day out Gary.The composition of the Heron images are just magic very well done.


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