Bird Notes columnist Julian Hughes of RSPB Cymru reveals what birds have been spotted in the past week and lists nine upcoming wildlife events
Rural Affairs Editor
00:03, 22 JAN 2019
Calm weather accompanied a pleasant walk along the Moelfre at the weekend, perfect conditions to watch Red-throated Diver and Black Guillemot on the waveless sea. coast near
Fulmars occupied the stratified cliffs, periodically flying into Lligwy Bay on stiff-wings.
Superficially like Gulls, they are more closely related to Albatrosses and have a great sense of smell, using “tubenoses” atop the bill to sniff out fish from up to 15 miles away.
The Fulmars here are occupying the premium nest sites, but they will travel out to sea regularly before egg-laying begins.