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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 .
11 May 2012
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...
14 Apr 2012
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...
10 Jun 2011
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...
29 May 2011
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...
12 May 2011
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...
9 May 2011
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 .
26 Apr 2011
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...
4 Apr 2011
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!
28 Mar 2011
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...
28 Mar 2011
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...
17 Sep 2009
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. ...
10 Sep 2009
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...
10 Aug 2009
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...
27 Jul 2009
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