Most of the rest of my photographic trips this month were to various sites on Anglesey.
Choughs were my main target since the photos I got in May were not particularly stunning. I got a perfect opportunity early on one Saturday morning with a pair of birds posing on the cliffs for over half an hour.
My other main target of the month were Black Guillemots. There is a small population of these charismatic auks on the east coast of Anglesey, and they were busy flying back and forth to their nest hole (crevices in the cliff) carrying fish and octupus to their chicks.
Whilst sitting on the ledge below the Guillemot nests, a solitary Whimbrel made a close fly-by appearence.
An immature Cormorant was also fishing close offshore before clambering onto some nearby rocks to dry its soaking plumage. Cormorants don't have waterproof oils to protect their feathers from getting waterlogged, so they have to regularly come to land to dry themselves off.
Most of the wildflowers are past their best by July, but a few are still in bloom. One of my favourite British orchids, the Marsh Helleborine, was numerous at Newborough.
Wild Pansy (Viola tricolor)
Goatsbeard (Tragopogon pratensis)
The remainder of the photos from Anglesey were of insects. The best of which can be seen on the following page...
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