If you have time off work this week, it’s an ideal time for some mid-winter birdwatching, especially as the weather forecast is reasonable.
Birders who keep a year-list will be totting up their counts for 2016 and preparing to return to zero on Sunday morning.
If you fancy a bracing sea-cliff walk, watching Choughs hang in the wind, take a trip to Anglesey’s RSPB South Stack ; these specialist crows even come and hang on the feeders outside the café window!
Wetlands are good places to find a gathering of birds. Burton Mere Wetlands and RSPB Conwy are well worth a visit, especially in the afternoons when birds come into roost: geese at Burton Mere and Starlings at Conwy .
North Wales Wildlife Trust has some terrific nature reserves, with The Spinnies just east of Bangor good during the winter, especially on an incoming tide.