Thursday, 30 May 2013

Cemlyn Bay Anglesey.....................................................................................

I managed to fit in a quick visit to Cemlyn Bay during my weekend trip to Anglesey.

Just behind this pebble beach is a brackish pool with a couple of islands... home to a colony of terns.

Sandwich Terns (above) Common and Arctic all breed on the islands.

Mandy making her way along the shore of the bay... it's really hard going on the loose deep pebbles.
It was warm but very windy.
Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers and Sanderling were all seen along the waters edge.

The birds fly out to sea to feed... nearly all having a catch as they return.

I made the video clip below in June 2011... there was a lot more going on then.


Turn the sound up... the noise (and smell which I can't share) is amazing.
I hope make another visit sooner rather than later during the next few weeks.

Skywatch Friday

21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a great raucous video! :) love the tern shots!

HansHB said...

Nice video and a great post for SWF!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

some one look cold. nice views. ( :

Christian Weiß said...

Cool, it is great to live on the sea with such possibilities.

Carole M. said...

it's really good fun to be able to return to a place you enjoy so much. What distance would it be from where you live to get into Wales? Pebbles like that are really hard going; I remember the same when visiting Gloucester N.S.W. recently, alongside the river. Wondering what the yellow flowering plant is in your first photo Drew?

Pat said...

Lovely seaside shots! I really like your photos of the terns. Great captures of them in flight.

Steve n Vickie said...

What a great place to explore. Nice capture of the tern in flight.

Eva Ason said...

It looks beautiful, great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Cool video, I love the terns! Have a happy weekend!

Laura said...

beautiful series Andrew!

Michelle said...

I adore the shot of the bird with the fish in its beak.

Karen said...

A great series, I enjoyed the vidro!

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots - I like the second one in particular.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing set of images, the beach is beautiful and I'm really enchanted by your second composition!Very well done!
happy weekend
hugs
Léia

Liz said...

What a lovely place for a walk... and all those birds!!
Thanks for sharing!

Brian King said...

Fantastic! I love the flight shot with the fish! Well done!

Susan said...

Love this a lot! The video is awesome! All those little chicks are so cute. I want to go there!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Neat video. I thought I could even smell it then realized it was my shoes.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely birds-in-flight shots!

ladyfi said...

Those first two pictures are gorgeous!

Harley Wilde said...

Hey I was there to. Good photo of the bird with the fish.