Blackcap near Sarn by Mark Wilson -
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Just a quick reminder that the next (and last until September) meeting of the Bird Group takes place this Wednesday evening (April 19), 7.30pm at Welshpool Methodist Church Hall. Barry Probin will be giving a talk on the wildlife of Whixall Moss, entitled 'Wings over Whixall'. Admission £2.50, to include tea/coffee and home-made refreshments. All are welcome. Hope to see you there.
Below is a list of the talks arranged by Bird Group Secretary Clive Winstanley for Autumn 2017 through to April 2018.
Sept 20 'Aristocrats of the Air' - a wide range study of bird flight by Keith Offord
Oct 18 'Upton Warren Bird Reserve' by Gordon Forrest of Worcs WT
Nov 15 'Choughs in Wales' by Tony Cross
Dec 20 'Animals Behaving Badly' by Mike Leach, nationally known animal and bird photographer.
Jan 17 AGM and talk by Brayton
Feb 21 'Barn Owls' by Jon Sloan.
Mar 21 'Birds of Costa Rica' by Simon Boyes
Apr 18 Latest News and views on the osprey project by Emyr Evans.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) is holding a members/volunteers/ anybody who wants to get involved with the BTO in Welshpool on Saturday 22nd April, 10am (at the Church rooms used for the Bird Group meetings)
The agenda includes some class room updates, what the BTO's about for newbies, ID quiz for some fun. ID tie breaker for the competitive birders. Plus some practical work at Llyn Coed y Dinas.
The BTO's Wales Development Officer, Kelvin Jones, is happy to cover anything attendees want covered (e.g. BirdTrack inputting, apps, BBS, inland WeBS etc).
Bring your own sandwiches, tea coffee supplied. Suitable clothing for afternoon.
More details/any questions/requests to Kelvin at
Tel: 01248 383285
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Sunday, April 09, 2017
One female type Marsh Harrier passed briefly overhead at midday at Lake Vyrnwy and got into a skirmish with a male Goshawk. Both had a go at chasing each other before the Goshawk escorted the Harrier away from it's territory. Not the greatest pic (it was a long way away!) but there can't be many pictures taken that show Goshawk (left) and Marsh Harrier (right) in the same shot - thanks to Gavin Chambers