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Ken breezes through the start of February with more good birds on his patch

A strong north westerly wind is blowing as we move into February and waves are crashing over the top of the breakwater in Holyhead. Plenty of birds are sheltering in the safety of the harbour, great northern diver, red-throated diver, great crested grebe, red-breasted merganser, guillemot, razorbill and at least 8 black guillemots which are […]

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Battling with the weather and illness, Ken still clocks up the species!

A storm overnight on the 18th had trees and power lines down. It was a long hard drive back from Norfolk to Long Eaton as I was feeling very unwell. I dropped Pete off at home and made my way back to Birmingham. An early departure the next morning at 0620hrs to try and avoid […]

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Kicking off the year with Ken

I have been birding for close on 50 years now and with my 70th birthday coming up this year, I decided that I would take time off from everything and spend a whole year on a Grand Birding Tour of Britain. Over the years I have travelled from Lands End to John O’Groats in search […]

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Under the Sea, down on the shore.

It’s another world down there, believe me! Although I’m primarily from a bird-watching background I do have a general interest in all aspects of natural history. That is why I am also interested in rock-pooling and the shoreline. It’s a great way for someone like me to get a taster of what’s beneath the sea. […]

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Celtic sea-rowing on Anglesey

Sea rowing is one of the nicest ways to observe marine life. One of the delights of outings in the Celtic Longboats of Beaumaris Rowing Club is the close encounters with many types of sea birds found in the Menai Strait. As we row from the slipway at Beaumaris, terns are found perching on the […]

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Coastal Foraging around Anglesey

The first nation’s people of British Columbia in Canada have a saying that “When the tide goes out the table is set” and I strongly suspect that the ancient Druids of Anglesey would have had a similar saying had they not been massacred by the invading Romans in AD 77.  There’s a very good reason […]

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Anglesey rocks!

For a number of years now it has been my privilege to lead a geological walk as part of Anglesey Marine Week.  I say “privilege” for two reasons: first, because Marine Week is a fantastic event reminding us of the importance of Anglesey’s coastal waters; and secondly, because it is a great feeling to represent […]

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Kayaking around Anglesey

One of our favourite trips here at Sea Kayaking Anglesey is to get out to the Skerries to see the Arctic Terns ‘dreading’. The Skerries is the largest breeding ground of Arctic terns in the country with over 2,000 breeding pairs nesting there last year. The islands, which are owned by Trinity House are a […]

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Dolphin and porpoise watching, no boats required!

This is the first in our series of guest blogs for Anglesey Marine Week 2017.   We are blessed on Anglesey that we can watch cetaceans; the whales, dolphins and porpoises without having to step off our shores. From the smallest cetacean the harbour porpoise which can be seen daily from a range of headlands […]

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A Magical Day on Anglesey.

A guest blog from Ken Croft (the other, more beardy, half of Naturebites!)… What a day I had on Monday!? I drove over to Malltraeth early in the morning, it was calm and sunny but very cold early on. I parked up at the bridge in Malltraeth, lots of Wigeon were in the channel below […]

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