Bird Sightings List by Area/Habitat

RHOS-ON-SEA GARDEN/RESIDENTIAL LOCALITies

Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus ; Herring gull Larus argentus

WrenTroglodytes troglodytes; Dunnock Prunella collaris; RobinErithacus rubecula;BlackbirdTurdus merula; Song ThrushTurdus philomelos;  Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus; Great tit Parus major; Coal tit Parus ater; House Sparrow Passer domesticus; Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis ; Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Pied Wagtail Motacilla a. yarrellii; Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinereaStarling Sturnus vulgaris; Magpie Pica pica, Jackdaw Corvus monedula; Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus; Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 

Seashore & mussel beds at Rhos Point

Purple Sandpiper Caladris maritima

Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Curlew Numenius arquata Oystercatcher Haemotopus ostralegus Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Turnstone Arenaria interpres Dunlin Calidris alpina Redshank Tringa totanus Herring gullLarus argentus Black-headed gull Larus ridibundus Lesser Black-backed gull Larus fuscus Carrion Crow Corvus corone Starling Sturnus vulgaris  Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis Pied Wagtail Motacilla a. yarrellii

Dunlin, Ringed Plovers & Turnstones

Dunlin, Ringed Plovers & Turnstones on rocks Rhos on Sea; waiting for the tide to turn

Offshore – Rhos on Sea, Penrhyn Bay, Little Orme

Cormorant Phalacrocorax carboShag Phalacrocorax aristotelis; Red-throated Diver Gavia stellataGreat Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; Guillemot Uria alge; Razorbill Alca torda; Puffin Fratercula arctica

Little Orme-RHIWLEDDYN NATURE RESERVE

HABITAT: CLIFFS/SCRUBBY VEGETATION/WOODLAND BORDERING RESIDENTIAL AREA

Cormorant Phalocrocorax carbo Fulmar fulmarus Herring gull Larus argentus 

28/1/14-Rock Pipit-Little Orme

28/1/14-Rock Pipit-Little Orme

Best place to see:

Rock pipit Anthus spinoletta; Stonechat Saxicola torquata Linnet Acanthis cannabina  Whitethroat Sylvia communis Raven Corvus corax  Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Also present:

Carrion Crow Corvus corone Magpie Pica pica   Starling Sturnus vulgaris Wood pigeon Columba palumbus  WrenTroglodytes troglodytes Dunnock Prunella collaris Robin Erithacus rubecula BlackbirdTurdus merula Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus Great tit Parus major Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus House Sparrow Passer domesticus Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Pied Wagtail Motacilla a. yarrellii

Bryn Euryn local nature reserve

HABITATS: WOODLAND/WOODLAND EDGE; OPEN HEATH; GRASSY MEADOWS; ALLOTMENTS; BORDERING RESIDENTIAL

Raptors

Buzzards have successfully nested and bred here for the last few years and you are unlucky if you fail to see one or more circling over the Bryn. particularly on its western side. I’ve seen Sparrowhawk on the woodland edge around meadow areas and near the house ruins. Kestrels hover over grassy areas around the summit.

Buzzard Buteo buteo; Kestrel Falco tinnunculus; Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

WOODLAND BIRDS

Bullfinch male

Bullfinch male

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Nuthatch Sitta Europaea Jay Garrulus glandarius Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus WrenTroglodytes troglodytes; Goldcrest Regulus regulus Dunnock Prunella collaris; Robin Erithacus rubeculaBlackbird Turdus merula Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus; Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Blue tit Cyanistes caeruleusGreat tit Parus major Coal tit Parus ater  Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Most likely to be seen around the car park & allotment areas:

House Sparrow Passer domesticus Greenfinch Chloris chloris Starling Sturnus vulgarisCollared dove Streptopelia decaocto  Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Magpie Pica pica, & Carrion Crow Corvus corone – may be seen throughout the site and nest in trees on the woodland edge. They can often be seen in family groups foraging in the grassy meadow areas towards the summit.  

Raven Corvus corax – there is a long-established nesting site on the cliffs of the Little Orme, which is just a short flight away and I have seen Raven many times on the summit area of Bryn Euryn.

4 thoughts on “Bird Sightings List by Area/Habitat”

  1. Lovely to see so much nature is gladly around. I had a Jay in my small garden thismorning. Made my day.

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  2. Yes it certainly is. I often see Jays and love their gorgeous colours and characterful behaviour!

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  3. Turnstones by the load on Whitby coast yesterday

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