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Anglesey

My partner, Jen, and I took a week's holiday in Anglesey at the start of September. It was the fourth time in five Septembers.

I don't know if it was because we were a week earlier this year, or because summer is running later, but there seemed to be less wildlife about this time. No wheatears, only a few gannets, and a single tern. But it was still a wonderful holiday, there were plenty of flowers still in bloom, I saw ravens, a seal and goosanders, and I got to take an extremely jammy photograph of a black-headed gull watching a bottle-nosed dolphin failing to catch a fish:

Dolphin, fish, bird!

Natural Selection is very much alive and kicking in Anglesey. (As it is everywhere else.)

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Bempton Cliffs

Jen and I drove to the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs today. It was a long drive, but well worth the effort, as there were seabirds in almost overwhelming abundance:

Gannet
One of thousands of gannets I saw today.

What a fantastic place! But my poor, sunburnt legs!

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