Sunday, 10 January 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
Our firecrests are still here; we're not sure how many, but they are seen in the reedbed next to the boardwalk, around the Bridge Pond and near the railway, so there are probably four or five. At least one chiffchaff is overwintering, but the Siberian chiffchaff seen last Saturday (2nd) hasn't been seen since.
Starling numbers have started to increase, with a roost of around 3000 here each night this week. A short-eared owl was seen flying onto the reserve over the A55 on Friday at dusk, while a kestrel over the Paddocks this morning was the first of the winter.
For more reserve news, see the reserve blog. Snipe photo by Colin Jones.