Conwy RSPB

A place I hadn’t been to for a large number of years, we were on holiday in the area so I decided on spending a few hours here. It was a warm day but despite this I didn’t come across any Butterfly species on my visit today, quite a good list on the sightings board including Clouded Yellow. Blackcaps and Whitethroats were in good voice along with a few Cetti’s Warblers. I managed good views of Sedge Warblers but alas not Reed Warblers as they continued to sing out of sight low in the reeds. A friendly Robin came near as did a Dunnock. As I made my way around the site and visited various hides I picked up on a few species from here namely Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Herring, Black headed and Lesser Black backed Gulls, Canada and Greylag Geese.

I managed to pick up the “Rattle” call of the Lesser Whitethroat and managed brief glimpses of the bird in the nearby bush, I then made my way down to the estuary were I found Grey Heron, Shelduck, Little Egret and House Martins collecting mud from the exposed mud flats.

Back on site a few more species were seen Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, a pair of Bullfinch, Buzzard, House Sparrows

Note an eventful day with little species seen all-round, lack of insects was disappointing

Bird List at Conwy : Blackbird, Blackcap, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff, Coot, Dunnock, Gadwall, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Robin, Sedge Warbler, Shelduck, Starling, Tufted Duck, Whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Wren

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Reed Bunting

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