Friday, 2 September 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
Highlight of the Autumn so far was a pectoral sandpiper, the fifth reserve record but the first since 2008. A nice find on Wednesday (31st) by visitors on holiday from Scotland, lots of people had the opportunity to watch it feeding close to Tal-y-fan Hide before it disappeared early that same evening. The same patch of mud has hosted a curlew sandpiper since Tuesday (and still present today, Friday), and a garganey is also still here, having been an almost constant feature here for the last couple of weeks. A juvenile spotted redshank was another good find on Thursday 25th, and has spent much of its time feeding in the mud close to Tal-y-fan Hide, and it too is still present today.
For more of this week's sightings, read the RSPB Conwy blog.