Evening visitors to the reserve are enjoying quite a spectacle this week, with thousands of Swallows coming in to roost in the reedbed. Check out the reserve blog or RSPB North Wales Facebook page for a short video of the pre-roost action by Ian Collier. Thanks to Bob Garrett for the excellent photo too.
There are small numbers of sand martins among the house martins each day, and we've still been seeing swifts most days (most recently yesterday, 30th). A juvenile stonechat has been here for a couple of weeks, presumably a locally nesting bird, and was still present this morning along the Ganol Trail.
Finally, we're hosting Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends at Conwy on 5/6 September and at Burton Mere Wetlands on Sunday 27 September - great opportunities to try out a good range of optics (including the new Swarovski ELs) in the field.