10 brilliant birds to spot in Britain this winter – and where to find them

10 brilliant birds to spot in Britain this winter – and where to find them

Britain hosts an array of migrant birds that bring a bit of magic to the darker months. If you’re in the right place, you may spot a flock or two

The most northerly of songbirds, the snow bunting breeds in the Arctic then heads south for winter, arriving on British coasts from Greenland and Iceland in late September. They are usually found in busy little flocks foraging across beaches, hillsides and clifftops. Their distinctive white wing patches and black wingtips make them easy to identify. Try Cley and Salthouse Marshes in north Norfolk. Birdtour runs day and weekend trips in this area, picking up sightings of cranes and pink-footed geese, too.

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