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WWT Llanelli

By the time I had woken up on Saturday the bad weather that had been forecast seemed to have passed so we decided to head over to the Llanelli site of the WWT. The recent sightings board at the centre reported a Yellow Browed Warbler having being seen the previous Read more…

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Redwings and Fieldfares

Well the weekend didn’t go entirely to plan with varied weather and the small matter of a rather important motor race and the return of Top Gear to our TV screens. As a result I didn’t get to visit the places that I had originally intended to. Instead I spent Read more…

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A Weekend Of Welsh Weather

This weekend it wasn’t only the Lake District that was taking a battering. Thursday night was absolutely horrendous, with horizontal rain and very high winds. Friday brightened up but Saturday was very grey and very windy. We decided to head down to Mewslade Bay in the morning as it was Read more…

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RSPB Ynys Hir

This weekend I took a visit up to the RSPB reserve at Ynys-Hir for the first time in at least 18 months. The reserve is located about 10 miles inland from Aberystwyth and incorporates a range of habitats including mature woodland, estuary and peat bogs. I have never visited before Read more…

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Red Necked Phalarope

After finishing work last night I decided to head over to Ogmore as there had been reports over the last couple of days of a Red Necked Phalarope feeding in the flooded fields bordering the river. I arrived at the last known sighting location opposite Ogmore Castle, but due to Read more…

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A Weekend Of Firsts

Due to the glorious weather this weekend I succeeded in getting out and covering most of the Burry Inlet as well as parts of the Gower, Ogmore estuary and Kenfig NNR. Saturday was spent navigating the Burry Inlet as well as taking in Port Eynon. In all we saw 52 Read more…