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Seal Pup in Aberystwyth – What to do if you find one?

This afternoon I received a call from a friend because there was a seal pup on the beach in Aberystwyth and he thought it needed attention. I’m no seal expert, but I do have experience of marine mammals from my time working for Sea Watch Foundation. I hoped I would turn up, see a happy […]

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Conversations with birds.

I walked out this lunchtime with no intention of wildlife-watching, without my binoculars harnessed to my chest I set out to find a place to picnic. I had an idea in mind after visiting the Ceredigion museum in Aberystwyth yesterday. I would climb Pen Dinas hill; site of a 9000 year old settlement, with remains […]

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Free Gift!

As we drove home from a sunny Valley lakes early last evening, my eyes were greeted with the sight of a mini-murmuration above the housing estate on which we live. Now, I know I bang on about starlings a lot… I love them, it’s true! I often wonder how someone could not adore them when […]

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Playing Hard to Get.

Playing Hard to Get.

“Why have you put red-throated diver on there?” I asked Ken when he showed me through the species we should expect to see in our patch. We’d volunteered to take part in a birding initiative just for January; the Foot It challenge, bird watching on foot from your home. Ken had devised our species list […]

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The rest of the calm before the storm (or the end of my holiday week).

The reason I decided to holiday in Pembrokeshire with my mate Sam was because throughout my summer at RSPB South Stack many of the visitors had urged me to visit the island of Skomer and parade my way through the puffins that brazenly breed there. With just one goal in mind you’d think that was […]

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