Rhos-on-sea bird sightings list 2012

JANUARY – FEBRUARY

I have listed birds in all the locations I have seen them to indicate the overlap and adaptation of many species between a variety of habitats.

Gardens & residential locality

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes, Dunnock  Prunella collaris, Robin Erithacus rubecula, Blackbird Turdus merula, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos,  Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, Great Tit Parus major, Coal Tit Parus ater, House Sparrow  Passer domesticus, Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Pied Wagtail Motacilla a. yarrellii, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea (30/1/12), Starling Sturnus vulgaris, Magpie Pica pica, Jackdaw Corvus monedula, Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Sea & Seashore of Rhos-on-Sea & Colwyn Bay

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus (28/1/12), Cormorant Phalocrocorax carbo, Shag Phalocrocorax aristotelis, Herring Gull Larus argentatus, Black-headed Gull – Larus ridibundus, Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus

Waders: Oystercatcher Haemotopus ostralegus, Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula, Turnstone Arenaria interpres, Dunlin Calidris alpina, Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima, Redshank Tringa totanus, Curlew Numenius arquata

Little Orme- Rhiwledyn Nature Reserve, Cliffs, Sea

Gt. Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus, Cormorant Phalocrocorax carbo, Shag Phalocrocorax aristotelis, Herring Gull Larus argentatus, Fulmar fulmarus glacialis, Guillemot Uria aalge, 

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, Common Buzzard Buteo buteo, Raven , Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Chough Phyhocorax phyrrocorax,  Jackdaw Corvus monedula, Wren Troglodytes troglodytes, Dunnock Prunella collaris, Robin Erithacus rubecula, Blackbird Turdus merula, Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Stonechat Saxicola torquata

Conwy Estuary

Curlew Numenius arquata, Shelduck Tadorna tadorna, Oystercatcher Haemotopus ostralegus

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MARCH-MAY

Gardens & residential Locality

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes, Dunnock  Prunella collaris, Robin Erithacus rubecula, Blackbird Turdus merula, Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, Great Tit Parus major, Coal Tit Parus ater, House Sparrow  Passer domesticus, Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Goldinch Carduelis carduelis, Starling Sturnus vulgaris, Magpie Pica pica, Jackdaw Corvus monedula, Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto, Herring Gull Larus argentus

Sea & Seashore of Rhos-on-Sea & Colwyn Bay

The seashores are much quieter places from around the middle of March as birds move elsewhere to breed. Herring Gulls remain as many have claimed local rootops on which to nest, but Black-headed Gulls have disappeared. Oystercatchers are still here but in lesser numbers.

Cormorant Phalocrocorax carbo, Herring Gull Larus argentatus, Black-headed Gull – Larus ridibundus, Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, Carrion Crow Corvus corone

Waders: Oystercatcher Haemotopus ostralegus, Turnstone Arenaria interpres, Redshank Tringa totanus, Curlew Numenius arquata

Woodlands (Bryn Euryn, Min-y-Don, Fairy Glen)

Wren Troglodytes troglodytes, Dunnock  Prunella collaris, Robin Erithacus rubecula, Blackbird Turdus merula, Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus, Great Tit Parus major, Coal Tit Parus ater, Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus, Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis, Treecreeper Certhia familiaris, Nuthatch Sitta europaea, Carrion Crow Corvus corone, Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus


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