Tuesday, 25 October 2016
RSPB Conwy sightings board
A hoopoe, a first for the reserve, has been present since lunchtime today. Magpies and crows have been giving it a bit of a hard time, so it has been mobile, and having initially been around the Coffee Shop, by late afternoon it was on the islands in front of the Carneddau Hide. Great find by William Boyce, visiting from Wirral.
Our great white egrets are still here, with five seen this week (is the sixth still somewhere nearby too?) and a couple of garganeys. But Winter comes in the form of roosting redwings and a small (1000-bird) murmuration of starlings. A couple of pintails are looking elegant on the Deep Lagoon, while three whooper swans were enjoyed by visitors here on Saturday (22nd).
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