Monday, 20 May 2019

Bardsey's: Western Orphean Warbler 19 May

Bardsey's Wildlife: Today started like any other day, low cloud in the...: Today started like any other day, low cloud in the morning giving a misty start but this was soon burnt off as the sun came up and it turn...

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Snowy Owl and Iberian Chiffchaff

The Snowy Owl has reappeared on Holyhead Mountain since the 11 April and apparently seen again yesterday (16th).


Also yesterday a good candidate for Iberian Chiffchaff was found singing in a woodland clearing in Gwydir above Penmachno at GR: SH773519 where the mountain bike trail leaves the forest track to the south.  The bird still present on 17th and easily picked up on song. If you go approach and leave via Penmachno as the road to the north is in a bad state and there's lots of gates to open an close.


The Ring-necked Duck also remains on Llyn Bran near Llyn Brenig.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

India and Arizona at Birdgroup this week





Wednesday- Himalayan Gold by Steve Culley
Thursday- Arizona Birding by Arizona Birder Chris Rohrer
(currently on tour of the UK)

At Bangor Bird-group we meet on Wednesday nights in the University of Bangor Brambell Building, Deiniol road opposite Asda just down from the Train Station. Costs are £2 per meeting (non members), or even better join as a member. Membership costs are as follows- Waged = £15, £12 for concessions and free for Bangor University students. 
Not bad for 22 talks!
Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 pm start. Talks last for around 1 hour. All members of the public are welcome. 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Support Champions of the Flyway and save Vultures

Some friends need our help to help save the World's vulture species.  This year "Champions of the Flyway" is raising funds for on the ground action to prevent the whole scale slaughter of vultures in Kenya and across Africa.
I was lucky enough to go out to Israel last year to take part and this year's cause is no less urgent.
It doesn't matter which team you support as it all goes to the same Birdlife partner but the only Welsh gal Dan Rouse is 1/4 of the Swarovski Youth Birders Team and they're still aiming for their target.


£5, £10, £20 or whatever you can afford will all help.


Thanks


https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swarovski-optik-world-youth-birders?_ga=2.20821117.477897291.1552657393-571099977.1503652365&fbclid=IwAR2onpQdRH4gnEGu4d3f8mBQ5RTh2pQR_mISLv3Re3EuB_TRRiHLkRZQIZ4&utm_id=124

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Mark Avery at Plas y Brenin


Mark Avery returns to North Wales on Sat 23rd March. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2604818869559161/
Dr Mark Avery is a scientist by training and a birder by inclination, who has become an environmental campaigner, author and blogger since leaving the RSPB in 2011 (after 25 years, 13 of them as Conservation Director). He’ll be talking about his campaign to ban driven grouse shooting, and about his new organisation, Wild Justice, that he has set up with Chris Packham and Ruth Tingay.

Tickets £5 on the door 8pm start.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

It's Chile in Bangor this week


Dr Richard Birch, Consultant Ecologist and well known local naturalist will be taking us back to Chile again this week. He produced a wonderful video that we saw at Bird-group last season, and he loved the place so much he returned and made another Video about his Return to Chile, which he tells us is even better that the first one! It's one not to miss as he gives us an insight into this fascinating country that not a lot of us have had the chance to visit.

 At Bangor Bird-group we meet on Wednesday nights in the University of Bangor Brambell Building, Deiniol road opposite Asda just down from the Train Station. Costs are £2 per meeting (non members), or even better join as a member. Membership costs are as follows- Waged = £15, £12 for concessions and free for Bangor University students. 
Not bad for 22 talks!
Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 pm start. Talks last for around 1 hour. All members of the public are welcome. 








Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Return of The Bruce! RSPB Investigation in Bangor this Wednesday


Matthew Bruce was an Under-graduate Student at Bangor a few years back, but he now works for the RSPB Investigations Department at The Lodge.
Come and meet him this week as he gives us an insight into the work he does whilst fighting Wildlife crime for the RSPB, it should be an interesting talk.

At Bangor Bird-group we meet on Wednesday nights in the University of Bangor Brambell Building, Deiniol road opposite Asda just down from the Train Station. Costs are £2 per meeting (non members), or even better join as a member. Membership costs are as follows- Waged = £15, £12 for concessions and free for Bangor University students. 
Not bad for 22 talks!
Doors open at 7 for a 7.30 pm start. Talks last for around 1 hour. All members of the public are welcome.