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


Contact details:

Monday, 4 April 2016

GBC AGM Tues 26th Apr

Don't forget the GBC AGM is on Tues 26th April at KNNR, 7:45 p.m. There will be a quiz and refreshments afterwards. Do come along and support your Club.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Important notice

Could all GBC members, or any other interested parties, please note that there is an important notice on the web site home page re the proposed expansion of opencast mining at Nant Llesg/Rhaslas Pond near Merthyr. If you go to our home page it's under News Flashes and there is a link to an objection form which we would encourage as many as poss to complete and send off. The deadline for objections is within the next week. If you can print, complete and scan it then it can be emailed to , and either way shd be for the attention of Mr. Gareth Harvey. There's also a Word version to download and fill in then re-save to email, if you haven't got a scanner for the pdf.