Tagged with: Migration

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  1. Genealogist Cat Whiteaway writes about Peter Coldham's book The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage 1607-1775 for BBC Wales History

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  2. There's a nice update here from the Dyfi Osprey Project. The first chick to leave the nest last year was called Einion and thanks to GPS tracking, we know that he's alive and well and currently holidaying in West Africa. Einion set off in the morning from Mid Wales on 31 August and by late afternoon was already in Plymouth. The following day he was in Brittany and the next, northern Spain. Thanks to satellite technology the team at the Dyfi Osprey Project have been able to track Einion - the first osprey chick to leave the nest in July 2011. After a week he'd arrived in sunny Gibraltar and two days later was in Morocco where he stayed for over two weeks, half way between Casablanca and Marrakech. Four weeks after leaving Wales he had reached Senegal, arriving on 29 September and is still there. Find out more about this amazing migration story in the Dyfi Osprey blog.

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  3. The more exotic looking winter birds are beginning to arrive in Wales now and as usual, our Flickr group members have been first on the scene. Here's a taster of what we've received recently. These shots of an Isabelline wheatear on North Gower have caused quite a stir amongst 'twitchers' as ...

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  4. They're out there... swooping into farmers barns and out buildings as we speak, buzzing along cricket pitches and showing off their latest aerial displays - learnt on the wing in Africa. So have you seen your first swallow of 2010? If so, have you managed to capture one on camera yet? Not sure what to look for? Watch some video clips. 'Steve B' from Cardiff snapped this one rummaging in the mud in May 2009: We've had our first sand martin pic sent in and had a few reports of house martins and swallows arriving...but no evidence. If you've snapped one or just seen some, then get in touch and leave a comment. The login process is dead easy and takes seconds to complete. Any pics can be submitted to our Flickr group as usual and I'll feature some of the best ones. Alternatively you can e-mail your pics to me here at wales.nature@bbc.co.uk It'd be nice to try and build up a picture of their movements as they return to Wales and see when and where they arrive first. Gull

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  5. I was laid low by the wretched flu again last week but being housebound afforded me an unexpected opportunity to do some wildlife watching. Although winter can be a bit barren, it doesn't mean there aren't things going on out there in the wild. And with lemon and honey drink in one hand and b...

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  6. I've just heard that salmon are now spawning on the rivers Wye and Usk after their epic journey. This is one of the few stages of salmon migration that you can actually witness for yourself. In Wales, a good place to see them right now is on the river Usk at Brecon promenade.

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  7. When I was a boy messing about on the River Taff (at the weir just near the Millennium Stadium) I remember distinctly finding a tiny eel, but at the time I wasn't sure what it was. It was in fact a juvenile eel called an 'elver'.

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