Kingfisher looks for new direction.

We’ve just come back from a lovely week on the island of Anglesey. I took a few(!) photographs as you might expect. This is a kingfisher that perched on the wind vane of a boat moored near the Telford suspension bridge over the Menai Straights.

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Our cottage overlooked the Maltraeth Estuary on the south west of the island which proved a rich source of wading birds, including many curlews, oyster catchers and the most redshanks I have ever seen in one place.

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It was good to see a flock of golden plover as the tide corralled them into the shrinking shallows. The fading black colouring on the bird’s breast is part of the summer plumage.

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These little waders are dunlin. It’s a bit grey – it was not a sunny day.

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I’ve seen choughs before but never this close. This was picking up crumbs outside the cafe at South Stack RSPB reserve on Holy Island.

I’m planning to post a few butterfly pictures in the next few days.

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