Pushing the Boundaries Tour Days one-two
Had a blast with the Bangor Bird Group, animated discussion with the ‘We Bird North wales’ guys via the hospitably of Ian and Margaret Wright on Monday, followed by drinking wine until too late with Alan Davis and Ruth Miller. Tuesday morning we awoke, groggily, to beautiful walk up on the Great Orme (and flight views of Chough), enjoyed sunshine walk around Conway RSPB hosted by Julian Hughes and popped in to see a flighty Black-throated Diver at Rhyl; 2 Waxwings were an unexpected bonus. Sadly we felt it necessary to cancel the Lincolnshire talk for Tuesday evening due to weather and dangerous road conditions. this has no been rescheduled for Friday 1st February same time, same place.
Obliging Black-throated Diver at Rhyl
2 Waxwings at Rhyl, which look to us like ad female (above) and 1st winter female (below). Here some of Tormod’s sketches of Waxwings from Norway, 20 years ago as it tried to learn how to age and sex them- without reference to books.