Bird Notes columnist Julian Hughes of RSPB Cymru reveals what birds have been spotted in the past week and lists 16 upcoming wildlife events
Andrew ForgraveRural Affairs Editor
00:17, 9 JUL 2019
Young birds are fledging from North Wales’ colonies of nesting terns, seabirds that will head for a southern hemisphere summer in just a few weeks.
Wardens looking after Little Terns at Gronant , Sandwich Terns at Cemlyn Bay, and Common and Arctic Terns on The Skerries , report a good breeding season so far.
Much rarer in North Wales was a Gull-billed Tern in the Dee estuary at the weekend, making occasional forays into Wales.
More thickset than our native terns, Gull-billed Terns nest in the Mediterranean. This was only the fifth in the region, and was the first in Flintshire since 1960.