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 Post subject: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:58 pm 
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3 Little Stint & a Curlew Sandpiper close to Benarth hide this afternoon.


Image Little Stint by Bob's Bird Photography, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:31 am 
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Great shot!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:43 pm 
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A pleasant walk round today produced a Garganey, juv Spot Red, two L Stints, Greenshank, Kingfisher, 101 L Egrets and a large bat, presumably a Noctule.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:22 pm 
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Stunning image


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:00 pm 
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An enjoyable stroll today with a Spot Red and Garganey still, with a bonus Hobby past close. Oh and a fox!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:45 am 
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I went there yesterday, was amazed at how short of water the lagoons are. Saw a Lapwing but I found it hard with the camera settings as the light was so low.
There was a Kingfisher on the listing board, needless to say I didn't see it but not to worry I thought, there were plenty of Curlews,Ducks and mixed Gulls on the estuary and I did take loads of photos. When we got to the Bennarth hide there was a member of staff walking through the middle so there were no birds around there.
The weather was thundery and close but warm to walk and we have a nice afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Lovely afternoon here today with the birding kid (3 and a half) - he boosted his life list to 112 with knot, black-tailed godwit, greenshank, curlew sandpiper and kingfisher. He's really good at using the 'scope and can identify all the commoner waders etc. Usually gets great reactions in the hides when he says "there's a curlew / lapwing / redshank / moorhen / cormorant" etc


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Good morning in Conway, Curlew Sandpiper showing well, Sorry but what is a Spot Red.

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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:48 pm 
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Hi Shirley - Spotted Redshank. Both are smart looking juveniles, quite charismatic when chasing fish and calling.
Cheers.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:21 pm 
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Thanks Mike, I don't think I've accidently taken a photo of them but I got the Common Snipe and the Curlew Sandpiper. There were Little Grebes amongst the reeds, I love how the Mute Swans glide acorss the dark still water. I got the Greenshnk I think stood by a Redshank. I had a very enjoyable morning, a perfect place to stop of half way home for a walk and a bit of lunch, the Bara Brith is fantastic.
These photo were taken through a window, I can't understand why photos look better on Flickr than they do here and in my documents.
I googled about the Sandpiper and I read that these waders will go into the water deeper than the Dunlin, the nearest one to the hide was doing exactly this.
P.S. When I write accidently, if there are a lot of waders, I click on everything and when I get home, sometimes there is a nice surprise.

ImageCommon Snipe Conwy Sep 15th 2014 by shirleyr2009, on Flickr

ImageCurlew Sandpiper Conwy by shirleyr2009, on Flickr
The Sandpiper photo is poor :(

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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:40 am 
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Really like the Curlew Sand, quite atmospheric and looks a bit like a painting!


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:00 am 
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Last night the Garganey was right of the Tal y Fan Hide, and has been seen again this a.m.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:26 pm 
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Cetti's again at the Bridge Pond today - this bird really is nailed down despite all the management work going on! Present since at least 14th Sept. The Garganey seems to have finally done a bunk, next stop Lake Chad, or at least what's left of it.
Kingfisher flew past the Coffee Shop, where something appeared to have predated a Moorhen. Lovely flock of L T Tits in the Wildlife Garden; it seems they all follow the same trajectory through the scrub sometimes, as the tail-enders got most upset when someone was in the way and they had to deviate slightly from their route - their calls immediately changed from the "sisisi" to the rolling "drrt, drrt" which means "eh? what's going on?" Of course there's a different call again if there's real danger in the form of a Sparrowhawk! Superb things.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:59 pm 
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2 Firecrests wintering between the Carneddau Hide and the Bridge Pond area recently. Also Cetti's Warbler here and possibly another towards the pond-dipping pond area + 2 Chiffchaffs in the area.


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 Post subject: Re: Conwy RSPB
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:35 pm 
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We had a walk around on Monday and saw the Cetti's and the Firecrests along with about 8 Long Tailed Tits by the bridge.Plenty of interest on the lagoons also but nothing too unusual. Good visit.
Nathan.


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