Sunday, 21 November 2010


Waxwings all over Llandudno today with 50+ birds in the town. The birds favouring the area behind the Fire Station and the old Halfords (between 15 and 32 seen here), while up to 26 have been seen in Craig y Don around Craigy Don school Liddell Park, the Park and outside the doctor's surgery.

A chiff chaff was on the Little Orme too as were good numbers of Redwings and a single Fieldfare.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Black Redstart near Cairn

A female Black Redstart, possibly the same bird as reported last week was by the small cairn on the limestone pavements today. Park at the noth end and walk up the holl to the pile of stones near the corner of the wall.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

An excellent clear November's morning came up trumps with 6 Snow Buntings, including up to 5 still showing very well late morning. 7 Lapland Buntings flew over and were at one point joined by 5 Snow Buntings. Two were in the ploughed fields so there were possibly 9 today. A Woodcock showed well along the wall and nearly colided with me as it whizzed past. Other birds on the move were 4 Crossbills over, 3 Golden Plover, 2 Bullfinch, 50+ siskin, 10+ Redpoll sp., 15+ Brambling, plenty of Redwings, Blackbirds, Song thrushes and Mistle Thrushes, 29 Skylarks, 2 Reed Buntings, Goldcrest, many Woodpigeon, Rooks and 2 Lapwings.Also notable was a Grey Plover along west shore. Very few birders about today so all these birds were watched in peace and tranquility. Many birds were resting before they continued on their travells, such as this Woodpigeon in the gorse at the northern end.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Catching up with sightings

Unfortunately due to computer malfunction, the blog has not been updated for a while. Here are the notable records for the last few weeks:-
Today , November 6th - 3 Waxwings by the churchyard, Lapland Bunting in the ploughed field, male Ring Ouzel on the northern cliffs, 4 Crossbill over, 10+ Brambling, 50+ Siskin, 20+ Blackbirds, 4 Fieldfare, Redwing and 4 Mistle Thrushes.

Friday, November 5th - one Lapland Bunting near cemetery and 12 Crossbill over
November 1st - Lapland Bunting
October 31st - Ring Ouzel in sheep fields, male Snow Bunting on the limestones, 3 Lapland Buntings in the ploughed filed and 3 Crossbill over
October 30th - Ring Ouzel in Hawthorns, 30+ Brambling over and Lapland Bunting.
October 28th - 3 Waxwings over and 60+ Bramblings
October 27th - 13 Waxwings - 11 over and 2 Churchyard
October 26th - 12 Waxwings in Hawthrons behind cemetery

Pictures of Ring Ouzel on limestones, 3 Waxwings (photographed by Bob) on wires behind the cemetery and of the perfect rainbow seen today, a symbol of hope that a goodie is yet to grace the headland?