Sunday, 6 March 2011
Just to the east of the Little Orme today, off Old Colwyn, 2 cracking drake Surf Scoters reappeared a whole 12 months after they were last seen there. I picked the birds up from Rainbow Bridge at some distance amongst a large raft of Common Scoter. After 2 hours of enjoying watching seabirds in perect light, the adrenaline moment occured at about 3.20pm, just as I was about to give up searching. Other birds here included 8000+ Common Scoter, 112 Great Crested Grebe and 45 Red throated Diver. Thousands of gulls were foraging on the coast just east of the Little Orme too with several Northern 'argentatus' Herring Gull present. Surley he starfish wreck will pull in a scarce before long.