On the Sunday of the weekend, I visited a castle in Beaumaris which was right next to the Menai Straits, where I got a lovely view of Snowdonia.
The moat of the castle was filled with ducks and even a few Mute Swans came right up to a bridge that we were standing on.
After the castle visit I visited the RSPB Conwy Reserve where I saw loads of lovely waders like Oyster Catchers and Curlew. I also saw Grey Heron, a Kestrel and lots Herring Gulls..
In my opinion I think that this next bird is a Whimbrel, but I just want to make sure, does any one agree. I was thinking it might be a Curlew, but I have studied my books carefully.
There were plenty of Little Egrets about, I counted at least 8.
There was a lovely Redshank wading in a pool of water rather close to me. Finally I have got to see one.
Here is a picture of Conway Castle which you can see from the reserve.
The only waterfowl that were out and about were mostly Teal, Coots and Tufted Ducks.
There were plenty of Mute Swans out on the reserve, mostly preening themselves at the very edge of the estuary. But this group flew right over us.
I can't wait to go back to RSPB Conwy, it's a great place, especially being right next to the estuary.
On the way home I counted loads of Buzzaards the most I have ever seen on a trip home. On one bit of the A55 they were perched on most of the lamp posts.
Back home now, but lots of great memories are filling my head.