A grey phalarope
at RSPB Conwy gave good views over the weekend, while ruff, little stint and spotted redshank were the supporting cast.
And finally their patience was rewarded as a rare grey phalarope
fluttered into view.
Experts said the moment the grey phalarope
met its end is "unprecedented".
A GREY Phalarope
- a tiny wader that usually spends winter far out to sea in the Atlantic - was blown by gales inland to Rutland Water in Leicestershire.
A Great Grey Shrike was on the north side of Llyn Alwen, high on the Denbigh Moors, while a Grey Phalarope
spent Friday feeding on the water's edge at Abergwyngregyn.
He waited six hours and finally a rare grey phalarope
, which breeds in Greenland, Iceland, Siberia and North America, fluttered into view.
The long-staying Black-necked Grebe remains at Bodfari sand quarry, while the weekend winds brought a Grey Phalarope
to Porthmadog Cob and Sabine's Gulls to Enlli (Bardsey) and RSPB Point of Ayr.
Monday's gales brought other seabirds inshore to west-facing coasts: Sabine's gull and grey phalarope
to Porthmadog Cob, another Sabine's off Black Rock Sands, Leach's petrels past Criccieth, Porth Ysgaden and Bardsey, and black terns from several watchpoints.
I update the daily bird news for the Glamorgan Bird Club's information line - a service provided for the club's 150 members - and the latest news includes a great skua and grey phalarope
, both brought in by the storms last weekend.
at Morfa |Madryn PIC: ROBIN SANDHAM THERE is something magical about Grey Phalaropes
A blast of northerly air brought in a grey phalarope
(Llydandroed Llwyd) to Conwy RSPB.
A Grey Phalarope
is at Morfa Madryn, west of Llanfairfechan, while a Spoonbill was at RSPB Point of Ayr on Sunday.