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Arctic Terns vanish from The Skerries

The UK’s largest Arctic Tern breeding colony has been abandoned, and BTO scientists are asking the public for help to work out where these birds have gone. Find out more here.

WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey

WOS agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Bardsey – read more about this by clicking on the photo.

Thirteen Bee-eaters on the Llyn!

On 9th May an astonishing flock of 13 Bee-eaters arrived on the Llyn peninsula, near Uwchmynydd. The birds stayed around for at least four days including some cold northerly winds, but had disappeared on 14th May.

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Events for birdwatchers in Wales

Jan
22
Wed
Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Cardiff Bay & Cosmeston.
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) 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.

Jan
25
Sat
Gwent Ornithological Society : Indoor Meeting – AGM.
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

AGM

Leader Keith Roylance.

After the business of the meeting and refreshments provided by members, a photo show by four members – 4 x 15minutes.

All indoor meetings are held on Saturdays at Goytre Village Hall, Penperlleni (SO 323 046) and start at 7:30pm. An entrance fee of £2.00 includes tea and biscuits. Open to non-members. Goytre Sports & Social Club, Heol Drenewydd, Penperlleni, Pontypool NP4 0AR, UK.

Feb
2
Sun
Glamorgan Bird Club : Outdoor Meeting – Penclacwydd WWT.
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday 2nd February – Penclaccwydd WWT (F) 1. There have been surprises on recent trips, including Spoonbill and Otter. There is an entrance fee for non-WWT members.

Field Meetings (F) – Please contact John Wilson (info@glamorganbirds.org.uk) 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.

Feb
4
Tue
Glamorgan Bird Club : Indoor Meeting – Birding in E. Europe, a talk given by Paul Bowden.
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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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