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    Common Crane confirmed as having bred on Gwent Levels!

    Wonderful news, confirmation from the Gwent Wetlands that Common Crane have bred there this year!!! The chick has been named Garan which is Welsh for crane, it's parents are known as Gibble and Lofty. They are one of just three pairs of cranes to have successfully raised chicks this year, the...
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    Birds of Prey poisoned on Welsh Estate

    Andrew - thank you for the direct link to the Wales Online article, I wanted to get this article onto the forum asap and time was rather limited last night! John - my sincere apologies for appearing to 'hi-jack' your earlier post from March 2016, I was totally unaware of it. Your comments are...
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    Birds of Prey poisoned on Welsh Estate

    Wales Online have just released a news item about the worst case of Bird of Prey poisoning ever recorded from Wales and the second worst recorded in the UK for over 40 years. Eight Common Buzzard five Red Kite and also two Raven were discovered along with several bait poisoned Pheasants on the...
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    Duck ID -United Kingdom

    Thanks Stuart, the thought had crossed my mind, hence my reference to Mallard, but this pair are almost 'carbon-copies' - hybrids and domestic crosses have really caused some head scratching |:S|
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    Duck ID -United Kingdom

    Not at all clued up on ducks, and would appreciate some positive ID on this pair - seen today on a coastal fresh water lake in South Wales. I know many ducks/geese are in summer moult/eclipse etc in the Northern Hemisphere, however, these two looked pretty tidy to me! About Mallard size or...
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    Dyfi Ospreys 2016

    Monty and Glesni the resident pair arrived back at the Dyfi within two and a half hours of each other on the 3rd of April :clap: that's five days earlier than last year! I've attached an image of the happy couple:t: Monty and Glesni back home!
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    Dyfi Ospreys 2016

    Thanks Rich, Lets hope the Dyfi Ospreys have a great breeding season, the new observatory and excellent web-cam make either a personal visit or follow on Facebook/Twitter an enjoyable and interesting experience |=)| I've visited the forum's off and on over the winter, I've also been to Dinas a...
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    Dyfi Ospreys 2016

    Blue 24 returned to the nest-site of Montgomery Wildlife Trusts - Dyfi Osprey Project on the 25th. Both Facebook and Twitter have pages devoted to this excellent Mid-Wales project, its great to know things are on the move folks:t:
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    Larvae ID please (UK).

    Thanks for reply Shane, not Grayling. Very probably Moth larva, these biege coloured caterpillars are almost as difficult as the green ones |:S| I hate not finalising an ID !!!
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    2014 UK Orchids

    Don't know the proper names of parts of flowers... :eek!: what on earth has happened to you since you've gone over the border...you'll just have to come home and learn them young man :-O ;) Hope your okay :t:
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    Larvae ID please (UK).

    I know this is probably a tough one, otherwise I would have identified it myself |;| but I know there's a lot of good 'moth-ers' lurking on here...anyone?
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    Larvae ID please (UK).

    This larvae was seen this week on mature grasslands (South East Wales) it's approximately 35mm long, apologies for not getting a dorsal view image to help with any possible ID. Appreciate any feedback or suggestions please.
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    Just to bring everyone up to date, Glesni laid her first egg at around 10am on Friday the 2nd of May and four days later on Tuesday (6th) number two was laid, so there's good possibility of number three sometime on Saturday. So far things are going along very nicely and the weather could be a...
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    Bets are on that the first egg will be laid on Friday, others think that's still a bit early, well considering the Glaslyn birds are first off to lay among the UK's Ospreys, we must assume that the Dyfi birds are indeed late...or they simply understand the local conditions far better than us...
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    Dinas (RSPB) Reserve

    Sounds as if you had a good visit Rich, and you also managed some nice images to enjoy as a bonus. Hope the Wood Warblers are back by the time I next visit, Dinas is simply magical this time of year :t:
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    This morning a brave Wren was weaving in and out of the nest branches taking advantage of what insects were available for breakfast, needless to say the tenants were out looking for their own breakfast!!!
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    Osprey passing through Gwent

    Our Llandegfedd Osprey was probably not Monty, an Osprey was seen at the reservoir this am, probably the same bird previously seen on Sunday still hanging around. Perhaps the RSPB and the Gwent Ornithilogical Society should consider a new nesting platform at Llandegfedd, would need to get the...
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    Dinas (RSPB) Reserve

    Same place for the Marshies Rich, incidentally saw my first Redstart (in Gwent) this afternoon, so I would think your going to have plenty to keep you interested at Dinas on your Good Friday visit :t: Yellowhammers are currently showing in trees near Church and the adjacent meadows...enjoy!!!
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    Dinas (RSPB) Reserve

    Spent the day at the Dinas Reserve, no Redstart or Pied Flycatcher in yet. Lots of other action going on though; Marsh Tit, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Dipper, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail and Goosander all within ten minutes of car park. Peregrine seen carrying Magpie northward. Red Kite, Buzzard and...
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    Osprey passing through Gwent

    Not actually Gwent news, but Monty & Glesni are now both back on the nest at the Dyfi :t: but it just possibly could have been Monty that was seen at Llandegfedd Reservoir on Sunday morning, apparently Glesni came in via Rutland Water.
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    Not much of a battle really Tiger...but Monty is back :t: and Dai Dot was seen off, it appears that Glesni (Monty's missus) came in via Rutland Water, probably been visiting her other relatives :-O and now its down to business!!! Just really great to see them back again and their looking pretty...
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    Osprey passing through Gwent

    Read on the Gwent Ornithological Society website of an Osprey on Llandegfedd Reservoir yesterday morning, I'm always interested to find out about sightings of Ospreys passing through Gwent. The Dyfi Osprey Project are still awaiting the resident pair (Monty & Glesni) and although there are a...
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    The nest is being occupied and rearranged by Dai Dot and a potential female mate at present. Dai Dot has been seen around the Dyfi in previous years, problems could occur when the real tenants Monty & Glesni arrive back (and I really hope their both okay and do!!!) then there could be fireworks...
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    Dyfi Osprey Project 2014

    Osprey reported on Llandegfedd Reservoir (Near Pontypool, Gwent) yesterday morning, this water is right on the northward migration route that takes in the Usk, Wye and Severn rivers and provides easy access (and fishing!) across to Mid Wales and the Dyfi.
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    Death Toll from Ross-shire poisoning rises to 16!

    The RSPB should have their Wildlife Crime Officers involved locally working with the police in a high profile round the clock investigation, they would eventually get the evidence needed for a conviction, or at the very least move local people to provide the necessary clues, the locals most...
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