Monday, 30 September 2013

Indoor meeting

A REMINDER - it's the first indoor meeting of the 2103-14 autumn/winter season tomorrow Tues 1st Oct. - an illustrated talk on a trip to Manitoba and Churchill in Canada by Richard Smith = Polar bears and exotic northern species. Usual time and venue - 7:45 p.m. KNNR.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Are ravens now an urban bird?

Ravens seem to fly over my suburban garden in Fairwater, Cardiff whenever I spend some time in the garden, can they now be considered an urban bird?

I suspect they fly between roosting area near St Fagans and various city parks etc. But direction of flight doesn't always support this as sometimes going east (towards St Fagans) in the morning, as just now. Maybe it flew in to city earlier today and is going back. Flight here is without exception on an East-West path.

What do the records say?

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Llanishen/Lisvane Res sold

The latest news is that the reservoirs have been sold by WPD to Celsa Steel, the Spanish firm that bought ASW's Tremorfa steel works. Their main aim is apparently to continue using Lisvane Res to supply water to their facility. Others, including RAG are speculating that Llanishen Res will be re-filled and sailing and fishing can resume. This seems doubtful, at least as far as simply refilling it is concerned. I would imagine that having been empty for so long, drying out of the structure will mean that it will no longer be watertight, although I'm not a civil engineer so stand to be corrected.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Supplement to The Birds of Cardiff [2006] now available

Dave Gilmore has just completed a supplement to his book The Birds of Cardiff which was published in 2006 by GBC. Go to the main website then Resources > Documents to view/download it. NO printed version will be produced.