Tuesday, 30 April 2013

GBC Newsletter

As you may already know, Joek Roex has stepped down as the GBC Newsletter editor and the baton has been passed on to me. I shall be looking for photos, articles etc.There are already some candidates for inclusion. (Cracking shots, Jeff)  The next edition is due out in July. My contact details can be found on the club website. Alan Rosney

Monday, 29 April 2013

Urgent: Information on House Martin and Swift nests in Cardiff wanted

A project that has been incubating for 2 years has just hatched.

A little later than we planned, Cardiff Council have produced attractive, good quality, bi-lingual flyers to educate residents about the House Martins and Swifts that may nest in their buildings. We want to stop illegal destruction of nests by people who are unaware of the law.

I shall be distributing the A5 leaflets to the flats around the HM colonies in Adventurers' Quay (Cardiff Bay), and at Fairwater Green, while GBC members, Linda Newton and Julia Barrell, will be ensuring the known swift nesting sites are similarly treated. Both leaflets are below, they have Welsh on the reverse.

Linda and Julia are determined to track down all the House Martin and Swift nest sites in Cardiff, but don't want to survey areas where sites are already known. If you know of any nest sites in the Cardiff area, can you let Julia know? Julia can be called on 029 2030 3231.  You can also contact her if you would like some of the leaflets to pop through your local letterboxes.

We'll be writing up the project in due course and hope it can be a model to be used more widely in future years.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Wildlife & Countryside Act

For info in connection with the recent discussion on our sightings page:
Info on the Act here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/policy/wildbirdslaw/birdsandlaw/wca/
There's a link on the left on that page to the Schedule of bird species to which it refers.