Bird Watching In The Wider Barmouth Area. There’s A Lot More Out There Than We Realise Sometimes. Nature Watch 19/7 (1173)

Along with my fishing tackle, I took my Swarovski binoculars on holiday. I’m a very keen amateur naturalist, and as I do every time I go away, I made a list of birds seen.

I didn’t go out of my way to tick anything this time, they’re all birds that were spotted while out and about in the wider Barmouth area.

With a total of 43, it shows how many different types there are out there. It’s only when you take an interest and keep a list that you realise that. The photos here and in the video below were all taken by my wife.

Cormorant, little egret, grey heron, mute swan, Canada goose, shelduck, mallard, red kite, common buzzard, common pheasant, moorhen, oystercatcher, redshank, curlew, common gull, herring gull, great black-backed gull,  feral pigeon, wood pigeon, collared dove, skylark, pied wagtail, wren, dunnock, robin, stonechat, mistle thrush, blackbird, chiffchaff, great tit, blue tit, long-tailed tit, magpie, jackdaw, rook, carrion crow, raven, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, linnet, goldfinch, reed bunting.

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