Wednesday, 27 April 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
A blue-headed wagtail on the deep lagoon islands this morning was a welcome visitor, our first for a couple of years. Other scarce visitors seen recently include stonechat on Wednesday/Thursday (20th/21st) and a twite on the same two days, which had been colour-ringed on the Dee Estuary in February and is perhaps heading back to the small breeding population in Snowdonia. A redstart was here last Tuesday (19th) and a spotted redshank was on the estuary at high tide over the weekend (22nd-24th). Image from the reserve photo library (thanks to Pete Wood).
All the recent sightings from the reserve, including a species of mining bee never previously recorded at the reserve (or even in the county) on the reserve blog.