Saturday, 20 April 2013

Aberdaron Woodchat

Well yet again an influx of birders produces the goods. A visiting Subalp twitcher discovered a male Woodchat Shrike on roadside wires on the way out of Aberdaron today. Bird was by the main B4413 road at Hendre until mid-evening at SH184277.

I've been busy out of the area and had my phone switched off all day so was pleasantly surprised to hear about it later. Unfortunately, after dealing with my other commitments I didn't manage to arrive at the site until the sun was getting low and presume the bird had gone to roost but hope it will be around tomorrow.

Have to wonder if anyone managed to get any photos of the beast?  


  1. Andrew Wallbank ("wally" on the North Wales bird forum) found the bird and certainly has taken some very close photographs. The tan head was glowing gold in yesterday's sun.

  2. Hi Andrew

    Nice, if frustrating, to hear of your two megas. We spent Easter at Morfa Nefyn and did manage a few nice things - Red Kite over the Bryncynnon at Nefyn, pair of Peregrines circling together at Myndd Mawr plus 20 Porpoises and best I suppose was an Otter feeding just off the beach in that cove just outside Edern. Never seen one on the Llyn before.