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19th May 2021 – Anglesey

We started the day with a visit to another RSPB reserve at Cors Ddyga (also known as Malltraeth Marsh). For our walk around the reserve the weather was very dismal and it was difficult to photograph. However, we did get good views of lapwing displaying. There were also greylag geese, we heard lots of warblers and I saw my first swift of the year.

Lapwing
Lapwing
Swift
Yet another stonechat
Buck-bean, also known as bog-bean or marsh clover among other names

Fortunately the weather improved greatly and we had a splendid lunch on the terrace of the Oystercatcher at Rhosneigr in a beautiful setting in the dunes.

To walk off our lunch we had a walk along the pathway which runs between the Malltraeth Estuary and a lagoon where we saw sedge warblers and linnets.

Malltraeth Estuary
The lagoon tucked behind the Malltraeth Estuary with Snowdon in the background
Sedge warbler
Greylag goose and goslings
Linnet

On the way back we stopped again to photograph the amazingly photogenic Menai Straight.

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