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Birdwatching at its best

What our Owners say….

James & Sandra gave us an insight into the wonderful world of birdwatching – they joined Point of Ayr Holiday Park in April. here is what they have to say!

Before the wife and I embarked on our North Wales adventure, we almost gave up on finding a holiday home which ticked all the boxes. What an exciting relief  it was discovering Point of Ayr, especially for keen birdwatchers such as ourselves! With direct access to beautiful sand dunes, beaches and coastal wetlands, Talacre surpassed our expectations and then some!

Never mind us twitchers, even casual birdwatchers are spoilt for choice! The Dee Estuary is one of the United Kingdoms premier birding sites ; perfect for wetland, shore and migrant birds! Whether its Skylarks and kestrels on the saltmarsh or Great Crested Crebes and Peregrine Falcons offshore, Talacre has it covered! When the tide is out, Little and Big Sandwhich Terns can be seen gathering in the streams left behind, where they land on the beach in couples carrying Sand Eels. As the tide comes in you don’t have to look far to see Lapwings, Curlews, Cormorants, Redshanks and much more. The bird hide along The Cob is a lovely walk and provides a perfect viewing spot and excellent shelter from the elements!

North Wales is superb for winter bird watching. With its wide variety of habitats, it offers stunning scenery to witness very special moments. We visited Anglesey last winter, what day trip that was! At the harbor we saw several Black Guillemot and even the Great Northern Diver! After which we headed to a local sheltered bay where we viewed the wintering Slavonion Grebes and flocks of Pale-bellied Brent Geese. The drive from Talacre can be done in under one hour and is unsurprisingly scenic; with mountains to the left and coastal views to the right.

I was overjoyed when the wife treated us to the Puffin Island Cruise. Without spoiling the trip, I will say I was amazed how entertaining and informative the experience was! With historic tales of the uninhabited island and vast amounts of wildlife, we did not expect the trip to fit so much in. We spotted a plethora of birds such as Razorbills, Kittiwakes and of course Puffins! Not forgetting the resident Atlantic Grey Seals! The wife and I may search for the elusive Hawfinch, Goshawk and Hen Harrier at The Conwy Valley, or the handsome Long-tailed Drake at Cardigan Bay next! After exploring these wonderful birding sites, I still feel we haven’t scratched the surface!

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Point of Ayr Holiday Park, West Road, Talacre, Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales, CH8 9SA

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