Friday, 27 May 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
Spring migration is drawing to a close, although we have seen Greenland-race wheatear (today and last Monday, 23rd), black-tailed godwits (26th), white wagtail (Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th) and Sandwich tern (Saturday 21st), and big groups of swifts hunting over the lagoons every morning presumably haven't yet reached their final destination. The rarest bird last week was a turtle dove that flew over the Bridge Pond last Friday (20th).
Thanks for Gary Mantle for the photo (via the reserve Flickr page) of a linnet, a species we think is breeding here for the first time in several years.
For more news on the wildlife seen at RSPB Conwy this week, take a look at the blog.