Greenshanks arrive for winter as Great Orme scores a first
I spent a relaxing couple of hours wader-watching at Morfa Madryn Local Nature Reserve near Llanfairfechan on Sunday.
It was a treat to see half a dozen Greenshanks, long-legged shorebirds that will spend the winter here; another nine were on the Glaslyn estuary, where a long-staying Marsh Harrier remains.
Curlew Sandpipers were at Morfa Madryn, the Alaw estuary and Dulas Bay over the weekend, but wader migration is petering out as we head into October.
The influx of Great White Egrets shows no sign of abating, however, with birds at Anglesey’s Carmel Head, RSPB Oakenholt Marsh on the Dee... read more
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