Friday, 6 May 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
An excellent week on the Costa del Conwy, with a blue-headed wagtail, a pair of garganey and a wood warbler, all of which showed well to most people during the time they were here.
Last Wednesday, sightings included two whinchats, spotted flycatcher, a redstart and 20 wheatears, while earlier in the week a flock of Sandwich tern peaked at 20 birds, a tree pipit was at the south end and two grasshopper warblers were 'reeling' in the reedbeds. Small numbers of white wagtails have been on the estuary, heading for Iceland, as are whimbrels, here in greater numbers than usual - counts of over 40 have been regular, with a record 57 last Saturday.
For more reports and photos, see the RSPB Conwy blog.