Saturday, 14 April 2012

Great Orme/Conwy RSPB

Not a lot doing on the Great Orme this morning with a cool north easterly wind blowing. Main movement was meadow pipits and linnets with nearly 200 of the former and around 100 linnets. Only one wheatear found plus a couple of swallows overhead. A peregrine circled over and other birds seen were stonechat 1, pied wags 3, greenfinch 12, magpie 5, chough 2, raven 3, crow 11, buzzard 1. Interesting movement offshore with small parties of sandwich terns going through totalling 80+.
At Conwy RSPB two little ringed plovers were infront of Benarth hide with one of them in display flight calling as I walked along the boardwalk. Alse seen 2 wheatear and a male blackcap along with chiffs and a noticeable increase in willow warblers.

1 comment:

  1. Nice one jw!

    Bit of an increase in Linnet numbers down here today with 25 around the house and a smart pair feeding on my grassy drive.

    Zero hirundines seen by me between Rhiw and Porthmadog this afternoon... where are they all?