Your recent sightings at Conwy
Your recent sightings
Autumn migrants on the move
Autumn migration has brought a good variety of birds to the reserve over the past few weeks, with some of the main highlights including an adult black tern which appeared briefly over the deep lagoon on 29/8 and up to two garganey , at least one o...Posted 12 Sep 2021 by Tim Wallis
Wader numbers increase as autumn migration gets underway
The number and variety of wading birds has been steadily increasing over the last few weeks as autumn migration picks up and we see many birds moving back southwards and dispersing away from their breeding grounds. Four avocets on 2/7 were a...Posted 01 Aug 2021 by Tim Wallis
Great whites return!
Great white egrets have made a recent reappearance on the reserve, almost exactly a year after they started to arrive last year (photo of two of last years birds by Mel Hughes). This time, at least four arrived at once on 24/6 and most of these se...Posted 02 Jul 2021 by Tim Wallis
Nightjar takes a nap - on a heron!
It’s been a busy few weeks with numerous interesting sightings for the reserve, but undoubtedly the highlight has to be a nightjar which was present on 22/5, the first record of this species here. Being nocturnal, the bird spent most of the day...Posted 23 May 2021 by Tim Wallis
From winter to spring - a full sightings update
With the reserve having recently reopened to the public after several months, we’re long overdue an update of wildlife sightings stretching all the way back to almost mid-December. Once again much has happened with the changing seasons and...Posted 18 Apr 2021 by Tim Wallis
It’s beginning to look like winter again!
The winter season at Conwy generally means an increase in wildfowl on the lagoons, flocks of tits and finches feeding in the trees, and the presence of one of the reserve’s most sought after birds, the firecrest (library image by Bob Garrett). Th...Posted 08 Nov 2020 by Tim Wallis