Just back from a wee break in Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula with Mrs D - all very ice creams, sandcastles and soothing surf.
Armed with the world's smallest sausage rolls for a packed lunch (Jones the baker should note that I have seen bigger micro moths) we walked from the village round the coastal path to Pen Y Cil yesterday in hot sunshine that brought out Wall, Peacock, Common Blue and Gatekeeper butterflies and a Migrant Hawker.
Several Ravens mooching around the cliffs and groups of five, three and two Choughs respectively around the fields on top.
Four Blackcaps feeding around the seaward end of Porth Meudwy lured me in and I gave it a good look, but got nothing more than a few flycatching Willow Warblers, Whitethroat, Grey Wags, Sprawk, Blackbird, Robins and Wrens.
One day this cracking valley will relive its Ruppell's Warbler/Red Eyed Vireo glory days...one day, but not today.
The clifftop path was fairly quiet, with the odd Stonechat, nice to see, but hardly at their best a present, and Wheatear.
Out on the cliffs overlooking the tidal rips and Bardsey beyond, we started on our sumptuous (hah!) sausage roll luncheon.
Five seconds later I was looking back to the east and seawatching in a brisk north westerly - good numbers of Manxies were rounding the headland and into the channel between the cliffs and Bardsey, groups of 10, 18 and 15 were the norm, but smaller groups landed to feed on the swell below us.
Scoped the feeding shears for about 30 mins and had the odd Fulmar, Gannet and Guillemot going through too, then we headed back to Aberdaron, via Rock Pipits and more Choughs to find hopefully something bigger than a Bee Hummingbird to eat.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...