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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:57 am 
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13.8.18

Wood Sand still.
A noisy Green Sand flew in 8.15 pm and called repeatedly on and off for the next hour or so!
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Pochard 2
Swift 1
Swallow pre-roost gathering starting to build.
Carrion Crow pre-roost gathering on the sandbanks also starting to build.
Wagtail pre-roost building too.
No sign of the Whimbrel from 2 days previous.
Highlight was when the House Martins started alarming nr the Black Cat, then a Peregrine shot through at more than 1 billion mph, so close could hear the air through its feathers, it just missed a martin and sped on, all without flapping! A proper expletive-filled moment i'm ashamed to say!!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 am 
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Wood Sand still present yesterday, no sign of the Green Sand.
Still some midges floating around on the water providing food for the teal and B H Gulls.
The first brief Robin song of the autumn after their 2 week midsummer break!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 pm 
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A flick of a red tail in a bush eventually led to great views of a juv Redstart preening in the sun, just before the first hide - not a species i've seen many of on the reserve.
1 Shoveler.
3 Wigeon were my first of the autumn.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:29 pm 
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Greenshank 1
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Couple of hundred swallows.
Best bird was a Brown Argus with wings so worn you could see through them. My first of the year and no doubt my last!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Isn't a Brown Argus a butterfly? I saw a Brimstone in Boddelwyddan a couple of days ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Yes indeed - nice one on the Brimstone, not seen one for yonks! Praps it was looking for somewhere to hibernate :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:43 am 
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The pre-roost Carrion Crow gathering on the sandbanks is increasing - 128 compared to 60+ c. 3 - 4 weeks ago. A Robin was singing in my ear just a few feet away and did a very good redshank impersonation, and what i think was a less accurate singing great tit. A high density of Robins now, and all singing at each other, interesting to hear the way they sometime repeat a phrase its nearest neighbour has just used.
Large numbers of bats keeping low out of the southerly breeze just above head height behing the hedges.


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