Friday, 19 February 2010

Conwy RSPB...

On Monday 15th Februay after a 2 hour long practical at uni.. I met up with Alex Jones and Stephen Menzie at RSPB Conwy near Llandudno Junction in North wales to discuss our trip to Spain at the end of March for 9 days birding - Mega!!

Having arrived at 1:30pm via train, I had a bit of time to spare before they arrived so did a bit of birding, but just with the bins this time and no scope..

Birds seen include: Lesser redpoll, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Blue, Great and Coal tit as well as a few Long-tailed tits.. Wren, Dunnock and Robin... Interestingly; a ringed Blackbird which was a juvenile and a ringed Robin.... Seeing as though no ringing takes place at the reserve, the closest ringer in North wales is Steve - my trainer... It would have been nice to read their rings but as you very well know, this could only be achieved by putting up a mist-net in the hope of catching them, no chance!! Still....where had they come from and where were they ringed??

A Water rail called and several Goldeneyes were out on the lagoon but very little else was about - extremely quite to be honest!!

Alex and Stephen arrived and we set off to one of the hides to discuss Spain..

- Flight times and dates,
- Accommodation,
- Travel,
- Birds expected to be seen - most important...

And a few other things were discussed....

Cheers for now..

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