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Events for birdwatchers in Wales
Tuesday 4th February – Birding in E. Europe – Paul Bowden (I). Paul will tell us about recent visits to Belarus and Bulgaria.
Indoor Meetings (I) – These are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month during the winter months. Start 7.45pm in the Kenfig National Nature Reserve’s Visitor Centre, Kenfig. Contact Paul Denning (01443 202607) for details.
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Monthly Walks (Kenfig NNR) – 2-3 – These take place on the third Saturday of each month. Note the non-running of the one due on Sat 21st April 2018 – see list below. Meet at the Reserve Centre at 9.00a.m. and run to 12:00 at the latest. Contact Strinda Davies for details or alternatively Dave Carrington (07790939743).
Wednesday 19th February – Aberthaw & Gileston (F) 2. A Black Redstart was present last year. Turnstones and Rock Pipits are likely on the rocks and Brent Geese might be near the river, possibly including the regular Pale-bellied birds. The lagoon often has Snipe, Little Grebe and Kingfisher.
Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the due date. Bring packed lunch and suitable clothing/footware. Participants may be expected to car share. The meeting place in Cardiff for many trips is St Margaret’s Road in Whitchurch, Cardiff – We meet at the A4054 end.
Please note though, that due to the difficulty of getting to St Margaret’s Rd mid week mornings, esp for the leader, mid week trips will normally be meet at the location.
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Scarce & Rare Birds Archive
Generally a fairly quiet month, compared with the mega-rarities recorded in other parts of the UK with the highlight being a warbler at Rhyl Brickworks from 11th to 13th, initially identified as a Hume’s Leaf Warbler on its call, but later ‘downgraded’ to a Yellow-Browed Warbler. For some the jury is still out!