Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Telescope for sale

Swarovski ATS 80 HD - Complete with Swarovski 20-60 zoom lens and all lens caps

Swarovski ATS Stay-On protective case

Mounted on Manfrotto 055MF3 tripod with a Manfrotto 701RC2 head.

Scopac mule is attached for easy carrying of scope

Also included:

82mm ultraviolet front lens to protect the objective lens.

Full documentation

Allen key for tripod

Cleaning kit including specialist cloths, cleaning pen and brush, compressed air canister

Very good condition, has been little used recently owing to ill health.

Over £1,700 worth of equipment when purchased new.

All reasonable offers considered - Contact Matt Evans on 07772 553003

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Indoor meeting

Notice: Don't forget there's an indoor meeting on Tuesday [5th Dec] at KNNR reserve centre. Club member Richard Smith who many of you will know, is giving an illustrated presentation on a trip to Chile - exotic birds, Pumas etc. It will be good so come along. 7:45 p.m. start.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

2016 Bird Report

It's here at last! Bear with us while we sort out the envelope stuffing, labelling, and postage, before it plops through your door. John W and the team to whom thanks.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


The GBC AGM was held on 25th April at KNNR and was well attended. Thanks to all those who came along to support us and enjoy Alan Rosney's excellent quiz. The minutes and audited accounts and balance sheet can be found on the main web site at this page -

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Big Birding Day

Yes it's come round again. GBC will be holding its annual "Big Birding Day" at Kenfig National Nature Reserve on Sunday 30th April. There will be the usual fare, with guided walk[s], bird ringing, moth trap, refreshments, help with bird ID, children's activities, cake stall, book stall. Do come along.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Indoor meeting

Following on from the field trip on Weds 4th, the first indoor meeting of 2017 is on Tues 10th Jan. Club member Paul Seligman is giving a slide & video illustrated talk entitled "Travels in the South Atlantic", about a cruise he did in Jan 2016. Paul is offering a prize of a framed print of one of his images. More on the night, so do come along. All welcome. Kenfig NNR centre at 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Swift boxes in Penarth

Dave & Margaret Knight from Penarth, contacted us in November. As they had scaffolding up, they wondered whether we could supply Swift boxes. Unfortunately the wall that the boxes were to go on is south-facing. (Although Dick Newell, at the recent SLN meeting, indicated that south-facing is OK, as long as the boxes are thick walled and painted white). I delivered a couple of boxes to them and they are now up. This is an area where Swifts occur, so fingers crossed.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A book about Dotterel

Valleys birder Colin Richards, who regularly does fieldwork in the Scottish highlands concerned with Dotterel, has just published a second photographic book about the species, this one is about 3 months fieldwork he did during the summer of 2015, as a research assistant for the RSPB. The book is called "Mossfool Memories - a Dotterel Summer in the Scottish Highlands". Info and some images below:

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Pair of binoculars for sale

Hawke Nature-Trek 12x50 Binoculars

Roof Prism

Water Proof

fog proof lenses


Neck strap


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