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Ospreys: Llyn Brenig nest platform rebuilt after chainsaw attack

Criminals used a chainsaw to fell the active Osprey nest at Llyn Brenig the day after the first egg was laid. Here are the two birds looking at where their nest had been. The nesting platform has now been rebuilt – click here to read more.

Bardsey in April 2021 – a cold month, with northerlies and migrants struggling to get through
The first full month of the season turned out to be one of the coldest Aprils on record, with snow briefly on the island and northerly winds holding migrants up. Continuing refurbishment work took place, with attention to the gardens and shrub clearance. Most of the expected warblers turned up - Blackcap, Sedge and Reed
Three small grants awarded for 2021 research

We are very pleased to award three small grants towards 2021 research – we received high quality applications and look forward to the results. Click here to read a summary of the successful applications.

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Back on Bardsey for the 2021 season
WOS review of 2020 is now on our YouTube channel!
Photo competition – Stephen Culley’s Tawny Owl is a worthy winner
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Curlews 2021

Curlew – our poster bird for 2021 and more about World Curlew Day
Breeding season Curlew records needed for 2021
A Welsh Curlew photo gallery

Events for birdwatchers in Wales

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Scarce & Rare Birds Monthly Summaries

May 2021 – the wettest May on record in Wales and one of the coldest

This was the wettest Welsh May on record – and one of the coldest until right at the end, with almost constant northerly winds. The weather has had significant impacts on both spring migration and breeding birds, with food in very short supply. Right at the end of the month there was a welcome burst of scarcities, but these were little consolation to the breeding birds.

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