Blimey, we have seen some wickedly strong North Westerly winds here at South Stack this week,
had a couple of American ladies that were blown off course from Holyhead Port and ended up at our RSPB visitor centre by mistake!,
lovely ladies from the mid west of US of A,
they loved our visitor centre, café and shop
and thought that our South Stack Nature reserve was very quaint!!.
Thank you ladies - God bless you America.
Talking of Birds blown off course, our local birder, volunteer and top notch nice bloke Ken Croft reported that
in a 2 hour period in 1 day on Tuesday 18th of October from South Stack and the Range he saw :-
5 Arctic Skuas, 1 Pomarine Skua, 3 Red Throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 273 Gannets, 278 Kittiwakes and 100’s of Razorbills and Guillemots.
Ken said that ‘’ if the winds are strong and North Westerly they blow over the Irish sea and into Liverpool bay and along the North Wales coastline, this gives a good opportunity to spot birds that you would not normally see so close to the sea shore line and creates a very good opportunity to engage in a spot of sea watching’’.
That’s well good Ken amazing - nice one and thank you for coming into the visitor centre and updating our ‘’what’s about board’’ with you sightings – you are a star.
So, what can I say, well - If mother nature gets a bit of strong North Westerly flatulence I suggest you get yourself down or up to South Stack for a spot of sea watching where you might see anything from American tourists to some of the sea bird species that Ken has reported above.
Ken, all the RSPB staff and me are here to help and make your day out at South Stack as enjoyable as we possibly can, The visitor centre is open all year round – lovely food, cakes, snacks and drinks, a plush new shop selling quality RSPB products ‘’Great Ideas for Christmas Gifts’’ and we have got a variety of walks and events planned for this coming Autumn and Winter period.
Check out our events page on the RSPB web site and also our RSPB South Stack face book page for further information – find us at :-
Hope To See you all Soon
Love – Peace – Respect