Your recent sightings at Conwy
Your recent sightings
Nature: the next generation
We're less than two weeks away from midsummer and the reserve is full of life. Plants blooming, bees, flies and wasps are pollinating, dragonflies and butterflies are emerging, and birds are busy feeding youngsters. On the lagoons, coots , moorhen...Posted 10 Jun 2018 by julian hughes
It's baby bird time again!
Little grebe with chicks With the breeding season now well under way, the presence of young birds is highly evident around the reserve. The lagoons are a great place to look out for birds with their young, with at least five broods of coot , three...Posted 25 May 2018 by Tim Wallis
Summer migrants continue to delight
With all our regular summer visitors already back well before the end of April, the past two weeks has seen an interesting mix of other passage migrants dropping into the reserve. A drake gargany on 2/5 was perhaps the main highlight, present on t...Posted 12 May 2018 by Tim Wallis
American duck draws a crowd
There's no doubt about the star bird of the last week. This smart male ring-necked duck was found by regular visitor Marc Hughes early on Sunday morning, and many local birders were keen to see it. Originating in North America, it's only the sixth...Posted 25 Apr 2018 by julian hughes
Wake up, it's Spring!
It is Spring, isn't it? Yesterday I thought it was, walking around the reserve in a t-shirt, a couple of commas being the first butterflies of the year here. Today, I'm not so sure... Summer migrants have slowly started to arrive this week, with...Posted 06 Apr 2018 by julian hughes
A mixed picture for summer visitors, but bad weather doesn't slow down Mr or Mrs Toad
Usually by the end of March, good numbers of the early summer migrants have arrived. But March 2018 has been untypical, both for the prolonged cold weather dominated by easterly winds, and for a huge low pressure system over Iberia that effectivel...Posted 29 Mar 2018 by julian hughes