This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. See our Cookie Policy for further details on how to block cookies.
I am happy with this
 

Cookies

What is a Cookie

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember things that a browser had done there in the past, which can include having clicked particular buttons, logging in, or having read pages on that site months or years ago.

NOTE : It does not know who you are or look at any of your personal files on your computer.

Why we use them

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our website so we can make them better

You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies- what they are and how to manage them

Learn how to remove cookies set on your device

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using our site :

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

We use cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. The CMS puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make improvements to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you. If you receive the HTML-formatted version of a newsletter, your opening of the newsletter email is notified to us and saved. Your clicks on links in the newsletter are also saved. These and the open statistics are used in aggregate form to give us an indication of the popularity of the content and to help us make decisions about future content and formatting.


Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch
Biggest Twitch

Once more to the moors...

Worlds End view

We picked up John and then Eve in the dark and heavy rain, it did not look good. But we stuck to plan A and headed for the moors, as we climbed away from the lowlands the rain eased and then stopped, whew! As light crept from the east we could see dark shapes with white blobs attached, the Black Grouse were up and active already.

It was cool and windy but we were thankful that the rain had stopped and that we had good visability. The Black Grouse were going at it lekking like crazy, leaping into the air, posturing, lunging, strutting and making their amazing calls, a wonderful spectacle! Eve was firing away with her camera and the rest of us took some shots with our rather inadequate lenes! At least thirteen males were showing off on this lek and we spent a long time soaking up the amazing views.

Further out on the moors we enjoyed more Black Grouse, three more leks, a party of five females - greyhens - and six Red Grouse. We were feeling the cold so we decided to stop for a hot drink and some lovely home made cakes, thanks Jayne! As we tucked in the birding didn't stop - four Common Crossbills flew over, twice, calling loudly, a pair of Ravens cronked above us and a Mistle Thrush sang from a larch tree.

The weather had improved over over mini-breakfast and we could see blue sky! We went back over the moor and jammed in on a Great grey Shrike! Alan spotted this rarity on top of a small conifer and scrambled to set the scope up so everyone could enjoy a view. Luckily the shrike was in no hurry and posed on top of several small trees for us.

Dipper

Dropping down off the moors we stopped to watch Grey Wagtail and at least four Dippers. One of the Dipper sat in the middle of a tumbling stream and sang, and sang, then a female flew in landed on a rock next to him, a lovely encounter. Two Goosander fished in the fast flowing river looking stunning in the morning sun.

Time for a proper breakfast, and we all tucked into and excellent fry-up, well more of a brunch now - time had flown by as it always does when enjoying great birds. A Siskin entertained us as we ate along with plenty of more expected garden birds on the feeders.

Siskin

On again and we headed north, stopping to enjoy wonderful views of Red Kites and to admire the scenery, snow capped hills of Snowdonia and the beautiful Conwy Valley below us.

At our next stop we were very lucky, two other birders had a Hawfinch in their scope as we arrived and kindly shared this cracking bird. We saw several more Hawfinch but none posed like this first one. More views of Red Kites including an eye-level fly past, many Buzzards, a pair of Stock Dove and numerous Lesser black backed Gulls were all enjoyed.

At RSPB Conwy we boosted our list nicely. Two Scaup were diving in the shallow lagoon and we also added Goldeneye, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal and Red-breasted Merganser here. On the adjacent estuary we enjoyed enjoyed Great crested Grebes and unusually here two Shags. A hot drink at the cafe on the reserve rounded off a great day.

Conwy RSPB



Sitemap

Website Developed by blahdblah
ERDF Logo