Flooded fields in Penrhyn Bay attracted a Mediterranean Gull, Pink-footed Goose and Dark-bellied Brent Goose
, the latter locally rarer than the Palebellied Brents that winter on the Menai Strait.
The Brent Goose
are commonly seen here but are unusual internationally.
Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) Dark-bellied brent goose
(Branta bernicla bernicla).
For example, take Monday morning at RSPB Conwy: after great views of a brent goose
swimming among the wigeons on Sunday, the day started with the trumpeting call of three whooper swans echoing across the estuary.
Whooper swans from Iceland winter on the Roman Wall loughs in Northumberland and who knows, I may have seen the same swan in Iceland or the same brent goose
in Svalbard and then again in Northumberland.
Migratory Arctic species such as brent goose
, dunlin, and turnstone are regular visitors to the UK's shores," she said.
The dark-bellied brent goose
has also declined, after an initial recovery of numbers.
Pale-bellied brent goose
- the entire world population of this bird migrates to our region during the year
But the BTO says for species such as the grey plover and dark-bellied brent goose
, whose populations peaked in the early 1990s after long periods of increase, numbers are now declining steadily.
After making a perilous 8,000km return-trip, negotiating oceans, continents, hunters and wild animals, in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, the Brent Goose
has made it back to Ulster's shores.
The cash has been used to safeguard a variety of creatures, including such birds as the golden plover and dark-bellied Brent goose
Of all the birds that take part in these migrations, the eastern Canadian population of the Light-bellied Brent Goose
is arguably Ireland's most important species.