senator niloticus) rufipes) A228919 Sedge warbler
2010 May 7 H.
The show-off sedge warbler
is easy to spot as he usually sits on top of bushes and overgrowth beside rivers and ponds.
There was then a bit of a gap until the first sedge warbler
was heard on April 22 but in the meantime sand martins, swallows and house martins had all arrived.
* A Gwynedd-ringed sedge warbler
tracked to Mauritania - 2,300 miles.
In addition were a surprising number of summer migrants such as chiffchaff, redstart, pied flycatcher and sedge warbler
. At a few sites young bluethroats were seen whilst common redpoll were widespread.
Some seasonal flooding still attracts birds like mallard, moorhen, curlew, redshank, snipe, and lapwing, which join yellow wagtail, partridge, sedge warbler
and reed bunting.
Over the past couple of years, new wetlands have been created and reed beds lowered, attracting birds including the sedge warbler
The first Sedge Warbler
of the year was at RSPB Conwy on Friday and a Cuckoo was reported from Conwy's Coed Benarth on Monday.
The wetland and reed bed area was once used by ICI to help clean effluent but is now home to various birds including the endangered sedge warbler
The first lesser whitethroat and sedge warbler
for Conwy RSPB were seen on April 17.
The team measured strontium isotope levels in the feathers of the sedge warbler
, and mapped how this changed with geographic location.
Amanda Trevithick, agency environment manager, said: "Enhancement of the nature reserve will help to attract birds such as reed bunting and sedge warbler
Yn yr hesg, mae adar fel telor yr hesg (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus; sedge warbler
) a rhegen y dwer (Rallus aquaticus; water rail) yn nythu.
The birds to spot over the summer season include flycatcher, redstart, willow warbler, bullfinch and stonechat on the old railway track and curlew, redshank, whinchat, hobby, sedge warbler
, reed bunting, cuckoo, grasshopper warbler, red kite, raven and buzzard on the bog itself.
Good numbers of sand martins are passing through, with the first sedge warbler
and blackcap in song.