Tuesday, 17 May 2016

RSPB Conwy sightings noticeboard

While our monitoring focus is on the breeding birds at this time of year, there are still plenty of scarce visitors to the reserve in May. This week's include 13 Sandwich terns on Monday (16th), two white wagtails (Sunday 15th), and grasshopper warbler, red kite, siskins, osprey and spotted flycatcher on Saturday (14th).

Birds heading farther north are still on the move, however, particularly waders heading for Iceland, or even farther. Whimbrel numbers have dwindled, but small groups of ringed plovers and dunlins can be found on the estuary, a flock of black-tailed godwits have been present since Sunday (15th) and a few curlews are here too. A sanderling and turnstone were brief visitors on Wednesday (11th), and grey plover and a bar-tailed godwit were on the estuary on Monday (9th).

For more news from the reserve, including vacancies advertised for Warden and Assistant Catering Manager, please see the RSPB Conwy blog.

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