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  • Blog Post: Cruising the Welsh coast

    'I love going out on the boat at this time of year and talking to people about the brilliant wildlife you can see off the coast of Wales,' enthused Becky Clews, our People Engagement Manager in Wales, when I chatted to her recently about how the Wildlife Island cruises had gone. According...
  • Blog Post: Milvus Milvus - such a fantastic bird, they named it twice...

    After the excitements of our hunting Peregrine pair last Saturday at the rock , my pulse had only just returned to normal on Monday, when a flying visit sent it rocketing skyward once again. Standing on the viewpoint at Monday lunchtime, something caught my eye circling high above the rock – a...
  • Blog Post: Glaslyn ospreys end the week on a high

    After the sad news yesterday, we're pleased to be able to end the week on a happier note - the first Glaslyn osprey chick has hatched . You can keep up to date with all the latest over at the Glaslyn osprey diary .
  • Blog Post: Time to leave Clock Tower peregrines

    It's time for us to leave the stars of the Cardiff Peregrines Date with Nature event. Although our pair failed to raise any chicks this year, that didn't stop them entertaining the crowds at City Hall Lawn and National Museum Cardiff with their aerial chases and general awe-inspiring feats. ...
  • Blog Post: Don't slate our choughs

    Before heading back out of the office to check how the Glaslyn ospreys are doing, Rebecca Clews, People Engagement Manager, had a few moments spare to tell us how the choughs at Llechwedd Slate Caverns got on this year: 'A new pair of adults kept us on tenterhooks by arriving later than usual...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful Welsh wildlife

    Springwatch starts tomorrow on BBC 2 at 8pm and for those of you who haven't heard already, it's coming live from our very own Ynys-hir reserve . It's a chance to see all the wonderful wildlife that calls Wales home. If you fancy seeing Welsh wildlife off the screen, then why not come...
  • Blog Post: Spotted! Osprey returns

    Sticking to the theme of returning birds - last Thursday saw the return of the male osprey to Glaslyn. Having spent the winter in West Africa, he's made the long journey back to his usual haunt for the eighth year in a row. The viewing site is now open to visitors until the end of August. There's...
  • Blog Post: The prodigal son returns

    There was a rare visitor to the osprey nest at Glaslyn late last week. One of the 2008 chicks made a surprise visit, which is incredibly unusual as ospreys rarely return to the exact spot where they fledged from. Find out more by checking out the Glasylyn osprey blog .
  • Blog Post: Lucky Friday the 13 for Black Grouse walkers

    The ominous date was mentioned when the group met at Coed Llandegla at 5.15am on Friday 13 April. However, curlews and a tawny owl were heard calling through the darkness and eight black grouse were posing well on the lek when we arrived at the hide. After watching the lek for almost an hour, the grand...
  • Blog Post: Strutting their funky stuff

    Every Monday over on the Notes on nature blog we post a ' magic moment '. This week, there's a bit of a date with nature slant to our choice with this beautiful image of a black grouse. Not many people get to see the wonderful 'bobbing bottoms and flailing feathers' as males...
  • Blog Post: Early Easter eggs

    Exciting news just in - the female goshawk at Cwmcarn Forest is sitting on the nest and has two eggs. This is a week earlier than last year, and egg-cellent timing for the start of the project this weekend!
  • Blog Post: Glaslyn, Glesni and Gwenlli head for Africa

    What a relief! All three chicks from this year's nest appear to have left Glaslyn for Africa along with their parents, all safe and sound. Local school children were asked to suggest names for the fledglings, and project staff chose 'Glaslyn, Glesni and Gwenlli' suggested by Euon Parry...
  • Blog Post: Puffins ahoy!

    Guest blogger: Becky Clews-Roberts, People Engagement Manager for RSPB Cymru We had our first puffin island wildlife cruises of the season on Saturday. There was a great turn out with 66 passengers across the two cruises. We all got soaked on the first trip as it chucked it down, but our spirits weren’t...
  • Blog Post: Crash, bang, wallop

    Amidst thunder storms and torrential rain, the first goshawk chick at Cwmcarn Forest hatched just after 4.30pm on Saturday. We'll keep you posted on when the other eggs hatch... The goshawks in the New Forest are also proud parents to some white balls of fluff! You can see how that family are...