Tuesday, 23 August 2016

RSPB Conwy sightings board

A little stint has been present since Sunday (and is still here today, 23rd); a curlew sandpiper was here yesterday (22nd); four black-tailed godwits have been feeding on the lagoon this week, and yesterday there were three bar-tailed godwits, two knots, 10 ringed plovers, whimbrel and greenshank, several of these having stayed over since Sunday.

A female/juvenile garganey was still present on the shallow lagoon this morning, having been reported sporadically over the last 10 days; and three black terns were present for a few hours on the island in front of Carneddau Hide last Friday (19th), the first here for several years (thanks to Henry Cook for the photo).

For other news, including a brief explanation of how the water levels are managed for autumn passage waders, please see Conwy reserve blog.

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