Tagged with: Birds

130 posts about Birds on this blog

  1. Glaslyn osprey lay early egg

    Monday 4 April 2011, 17:34

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Exciting news flew in at the Glaslyn Osprey sight at the weekend, the female osprey laid her first egg on Saturday, April 2nd. The spotting was confirmed at 11.40 AM the same morning.

    Compared to some previous years, the spotting came almost a month early, making it the earliest osprey egg to be laid...

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  2. Healthy benefits of bird song

    Thursday 31 March 2011, 15:53

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    On Sunday 17 April the Shared Earth Trust at Denmark Farm near Lampeter is holding a Dawn Chorus Walk.

    This April weekend also marks the start of the summer season for the Eco Campsite at Denmark Farm. Visitors are invited to put up their tents, immerse themselves in nature and join the guided bird...

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  3. I'm talking about good murmurations...

    Monday 28 February 2011, 11:16

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Okay, so it hasn't quite got the same ring to it as the classic Beach Boys track 'Good Vibrations' but it's just as spectacular to watch and listen to! As thousands of starlings take to the skies each night prior to roosting.

    Nobody knows why they do it, which makes it all the more fascinating. Some...

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  4. A golden moment

    Tuesday 1 February 2011, 11:26

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Golden eagle spotted in Mid Wales.

    The RSPB said the rare bird, spotted in the skies above Pontrhydygroes, near Aberystwyth, could have escaped from captivity or might have just lost its way.

    It's not the first time we've had golden eagles circling over Wales and in the past sightings have been reported...

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  5. RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

    Thursday 27 January 2011, 23:01

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Yes, it's that time of year again when the RPSB Big Garden Birdwatch returns to a garden near you, over the weekend of 29-30 January.

    I mentioned this last year and we had a huge response, so hopefully this year will be just as successful if not better and with all this cold weather, I'm sure the birds...

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  6. Close encounter with a ghost

    Thursday 13 January 2011, 10:27

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Ros Bayliss submitted this remarkable video clip to our BBC Wales Nature Flickr group. It features a barn owl out hunting but watch how close it flies to the camera!

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  7. Heron eats starling for lunch

    Monday 10 January 2011, 09:35

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Nature can be cruel but a bird's got to eat and unfortunately for this heron, starling was on the menu at the WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli yesterday.

    Look away now if you're squeamish...

    Steve Gunter from our Flickr group (you need to be logged in to view) sent in these remarkable images...

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  8. RSPB celebrates 100 years in Wales

    Monday 10 January 2011, 07:30

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    This year the RSPB celebrates100 years of working in Wales and has come a long way since its humble beginnings.

    The charity's work protecting birds, wildlife and habitats in Wales started in 1911 with a Mr and Mrs Jones carrying out a small project to look after roseate terns on the island of Llanddwyn...

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  9. Saving energy

    Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:40

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The CCW are asking us all to lend a helping hand to our wildlife and in particular the birds, during this cold snap.

    Birds use up precious energy flying away from us when spooked, so please bare that in mind next time you want to get a closer look at something.

    As the ground freezes over, food becomes...

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  10. A gull's eye view

    Monday 6 December 2010, 11:21

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It's very icy again today which seems to sum up the weekend weather quite well really.

    I was surprised at how heavy a frost we had on the coast during Saturday and Sunday but at least it was dry with blue sky and sunshine - in SE Wales anyway.

    My windscreen wiper fluid is supposed to be good for minus...

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  11. It's snow joke for birds

    Friday 26 November 2010, 09:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Unless you've had your head buried in snow, you'll have already heard from Derek that a cold snap is on the way!

    RSPB Cymru is asking people in Wales to remember that birds also need our help to survive the harsh wintry conditions.

    This year it looks as though wild birds will face an earlier than usual...

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  12. Iolo's Secret Life of Birds

    Friday 19 November 2010, 10:01

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Sunday, 21 November at 7.30pm on BBC Two Wales.

    In episode two, Iolo Williams investigates the courtship and nesting behaviour of birds, including the amazing courtship display of great crested grebes at a reservoir near Pontypool.

    He also looks at the impressive sky dance of hen harriers in the Cambrian...

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  13. Wales on Autumnwatch

    Wednesday 17 November 2010, 10:21

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Autumnwatch - Thursday, 18 November at 8.30pm on BBC Two Wales.

    Autumnwatch has a distinctly Welsh flavour tomorrow night as our very own Iolo Williams is out and about searching for the elusive sea trout or sewin as we call them here in Cymru.

    Chris Packham and Kate Humble are also in Wales on a...

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  14. Iolo's Secret Life of Birds

    Monday 15 November 2010, 09:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Watch at 6pm, Sunday evenings on BBC One Wales

    In this new series Iolo Williams explores the fascinating behaviour of birds in Wales, revealing all aspects of their lives from surviving harsh winters and avoiding predators, to living alongside us in our towns and cities.

    A snipe in flight by Tim Jones...

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  15. A bird (box) in the hand

    Friday 12 November 2010, 14:11

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Birds in schools across Newport will be offered new homes this winter but they won't get their heating bills paid for! ;)

    Children in 15 local primary schools are busy building nest boxes where wrens, robins and blue tits can huddle together for warmth during the cold winter months.

    Nest boxes play...

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  16. Spare a thought for the animals

    Friday 5 November 2010, 09:00

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    This bonfire night, the RSPB Cymru is asking everyone to spare a thought for our wildlife - and not just the family pooch!

    At night-time, birds will be roosting in trees and bushes and holding firework displays too close to their shelters could disturb them.

    A large firework display that's probably ruffled...

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  17. Lapland comes to Kenfig

    Monday 27 September 2010, 11:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Forget Santa - it's far too early to be talking about **** and I've promised myself I won't mention that particular word until at least December.

    So what else comes from Lapland I hear you cry?

    Well... the answer is - the Lapland bunting of course!

    This little chap was recently been spotted at Kenfig...

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  18. Gulls see red

    Thursday 12 August 2010, 11:48

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    We're all familiar with the plight of many of our native and migratory birds but the most recent RSPB 'red list' certainly makes for an interesting read. The last one was published in 2002 and a total of 246 species have been reviewed since then.

    Nearly a quarter of some of our most familiar birds are...

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  19. Two new nest boxes for barn owls

    Tuesday 10 August 2010, 11:53

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The Forestry Commission and the RSPB have linked up to give barn owls in Wales a hand (wing?).

    barn_owl_446.jpg

    With the species in decline across the UK for the last 15 years, due to the reduction of suitable derelict buildings for nesting, it is hoped that two new boxes will give the owls a boost.

    Forestry Commission...

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  20. Stacking up

    Monday 12 July 2010, 13:03

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    The RSPB team from South Stack have been in touch with all the latest news from Anglesey.

    In June the stars of the webcam - the razorbill family had their chick hatch. 'Cymro' as he's now known has been doing well and (thanks to some attentive parents) recently flew the nest.

    Razorbill soaring over Ellens...

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