After weeks of dry weather, receding water levels and the death of our water pump (£2,700 for a new one if anyone wants to make a donation!), we have been able to pump water onto the shallow lagoon now that it's raining again, and we'll aim to keep shallow pools in front of the Tal-y-fan Hide over the rest of the summer - rainfall permitting!
Monday, 20 June 2011
Waders at Conwy
If yesterday's green sandpiper (no sign today, by the way) was the start of autumn, it's continued in the same vein. Redshank numbers up from 2 yesterday to 18 this afternoon, oystercatchers from around 20 to 200 and the first flock of two dozen curlews on the estuary. A ringed plover has been here for several days, two dunlins and a ruff were seen this afternoon, and a golden plover was reported by two Dutch visitors this afternoon. Meanwhile, we've still got young lapwing, oystercatcher and little ringed plovers on site, the latter hitting a total of eight: four adults, a 3-week old juvenile and three one-week old juvs, the latter from the Coffee Shop.