It's been a relatively quiet few weeks with a lack of birds to see in the area. Finally caught up with two Purple Sandpipers at Rhos Point and one Twite mixed in with a flock of 30+ Linnets in Llandudno.
With the high winds during the weekend, a few Little Gulls were spotted, with a 2-3 birds at Criccieth and one reported on the Menai Straits in Bangor.
Along with that another very interesting bird turned up just off the sea at Rhos. A possible 'borealis' Northern Eider. Pictures are available here on the North Wales Birding forum, as you can see the bird has a rather strong colour to its bill but unfortuantely there was no sign of any sails towards the back of the bird. An interesting bird nevertheless.
A quick stop off at Bangor harbour produced a little moment of magic yesterday as I caught up with a superb adult Mediterranean Gull. The gull seemed agitated in flight for some unknown reason but came close enough into the harbour to give some lovely views. I still here the bird is still present today.
This is an image of a Med Gull taken last year as I was caught without my camera yesterday!