Getting to know your nesting neighbours

Many of us, I’m sure, over the last few weeks, have seen birds carrying nest material or even food for those early broods of chicks. It’s a fantastic sight, isn’t it? This spring, in my garden in Cardiff, I’ve been lucky enough to have a pair of Dunnocks and Blackbirds nesting. I usually have Blue... Continue Reading →

Stay connected : garden birdwatching

I'm sure, like me, during this period of great uncertainty you derive great comfort from birds and nature and want to continue recording useful information about them. Many of us who are lucky enough to have gardens are turning to them more than usual to enjoy nature and to be outdoors, to learn, and to... Continue Reading →

New Opportunities to Become a Wetland Birds Survey volunteer

What do the Knap Boating Lake in Barry, Pitcot Pool in St Brides Major and Tirfounder Fields in the Cynon Valley have in common? Well, they’re all in need of new volunteers to count the waterbirds on them for the BTO’s Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). Until very recently, waterbirds at all three sites have been... Continue Reading →

Your Curlew Sightings are Important

The critical decline of Curlew is well documented and your help is required in reporting all sightings of recently colour-ringed birds. Some Curlew wintering on the Usk and Severn have been ringed, using six rings on the legs. These birds may of course travel west and be seen here in East Glamorgan. Information on their... Continue Reading →

A New Generation of Nest Recorders: BTO Glamorgan Nest Recording Day 2017

A fine May morning in South Wales, beautiful countryside filled with birdsong and a full house of enthusiastic participants sharing together the highs of finding new nests containing eggs or chicks, and the lows of coming across newly predated nests. These are the headlines from this year’s BTO Glamorgan ‘Nest Recording Taster Day’ held on... Continue Reading →

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