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21st April is World Curlew day, after St Beuno their patron saint. Curlews are magical birds – they have inspired poetry and paintings. We know how threatened Curlews are as a Welsh breeding species and we need all the records we can gather – even under the COVID-19 lockdown.
Events for birdwatchers in Wales
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).
Leader Neil Hughes – 01978 357113.
For further information and details of exact meeting place please contact either Neil or Kevin Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 22nd January – Cardiff Bay & Cosmeston (F) 2. Gulls are likely to be the main focus of this trip, although Black Redstart has been seen round the Bay in past winters.
Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (email@example.com) 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
Whilst COVID-19 brought birding outside gardens and short walks to a shuddering halt towards the end of the month, welcome harbingers of spring arrived despite the chaos amid the pandemic, with Sand Martins, Wheatears and Swallows whilst early spring vagrants included a Wryneck and a Hoopoe.