Just spent a day or two down in North Wales, after Mrs D booked us into the Hotel Splendide (it wasn't) in Llandudno as a surprise...
Cracking weather, so we spent yesterday on Anglesey, with a great walk round South Stack and Holyhead Mountain.
Lots of auks on the cliffs - Razorbills, Guillemots and a few Puffins.
At least six Puffins halfway down the cliff face, mainly being ignored or attacked by the Razorbills.
Shag, Fulmar, Rock Pipit, Linnet etc about too, but out on the blue sea it was pretty quiet - nothing was moving away from the cliff area.
That said, South Stack was, as always pretty crow-tastic, with plenty of Choughs (13 pairs breeding this year); a few Ravens; hordes of Jackdaws and smaller numbers of Rooks and Carrion Crows.
Even the long staying Hooded Crow was in the fields on the approach road to the reserve still.
Had a quick look at Cemlyn Bay in the afternoon, but the heat haze was fierce by then (and the sun fiercer).
Sandwich, Common and one or two Arctic Terns about, a Gannet fishing offshore and a small feeding group of Dunlins was the best I could make out in the shimmer.
Had a look at the Great Orme this morning before heading back home, but it was covered with daytrippers, so we pulled out.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...