Bird Notes columnist Julian Hughes of RSPB Conwy reveals what birds have been spotted in the past week and outlines 13 local birding events in the coming days
Each evening this week, when I’ve stepped outside with the dog, I’ve heard the high-pitched squeak of Redwings arriving in the calm air, making landfall on the North Wales coast after a flight from the east.
Small numbers of Fieldfare have come too, and there is always the prospect of a Scandinavian Ring Ouzel, such as one on the Great Orme last week
Other winter birds include two Great Northern Divers and seven Scaup on Anglesey’s Inland Sea, Long-tailed Duck at Hope’s Fagl Lane quarry, Lapland Buntings on Bardsey and the Great Orme.
Another Scaup is at RSPB Conwy , where a Glaucous Gull was found on last Wednesday’s high tide.