Thursday, 27 September 2012
Here and there
Ventured out yesterday afternoon to Rhos Point as the rain abated a little and was fortunate enough to get great views of a juv long-tailed skua. I'd been seawatching for 20 minutes or so when suddenly all the roosting gulls and half a dozen sandwich terns took to the air but instead of the expected peregrine it was the juv long-tailed causing chaos as it chased a sarnie then another for several minutes before giving up and going out and sitting on the sea. Two red-throated divers also about. A call in at Conwy RSPB this morning produced little stint, 2 greenshanks, common sandpiper, snipe, dunlin and blackwits with a good number of wigeon on the estuary where there were also 3 rock pipits.