Blog posts by year and month May 2009

Posts (16)

  1. I thought I'd show you the star of the goshawk shoot, Gelert. Paul Melton, head falconer at Mid Wales Falconry, gives us an introduction to this very special bird.

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  2. I thought I'd give you a bit of background information on the main Springwatch outside broadcast (OB) location today.

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  3. Well after a long but picturesque drive through the Welsh hills I arrived at the location for this year's first batch of Springwatch programmes - Lake Vyrnwy.

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  4. This year we're honoured to have the resident Springwatch wild man - Simon King visiting our shores. Simon - 'the king of field craft' and his hi-tech, 'mission impossible' field team have the unique wildlife of mid and north Wales in their sights this year. The locations and habitats vary greatly and I'll be tracking their every move - reporting back with exclusive updates and video clips along the way. Keep up to date daily via this blog or the BBC Wales Nature homepage. My illustrious colleague - 'The Mole' will be filling in the gaps back at basecamp in Norfolk this year so check out the Springwatch blog for his exclusives and behind the scenes stories. The programme begins on Bank Holiday Monday - 25 May, BBC Two, 8pm but I'll be blogging solidly before then, so try and keep up! Don't forget - you can easily add our blog feed to your website, blog or i-google homepage. That's it for now. Gull

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  5. Glaslyn's breeding osprey pair passed a major challenge this morning with the hatching of their first chick in the brood.

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  6. Great news for Welsh farmer Alan Morgan as he's just been named Wales' winner of the Nature of Farming Award - a competition run by the RSPB and BBC Countryfile magazine. The 58-hectare farm in Monmouth is a haven for the rare silver-washed fritillary and clouded yellow butterflies.

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