On Tues 25th at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Zoom talk entitled “Urban Peregrines – what we know so far” by Ed Drewitt, who is a freelance naturalist, broadcaster and wildlife detective – there’s lots of info on his website: https://www.eddrewitt.co.uk/. Members please contact John Wilson for login details [johndw1948 at gmail dot com].
On Thurs 27th Jan there’s a field trip to Garwnant forestry, which is above the N end of Llwyn-on Reservoir by the A470. I am suggesting meeting in the Visitor Centre car park at around 09:30 traffic permitting. The Garwnant Visitor Centre parking charge is £2. Post Code for Sat Nav is CF48 2HU. There’s a brown sign pointing left off the A470 after you have passed the reservoir, which is beyond Merthyr. Target species will be Crossbill, Redpoll, Siskin and hopefully Willow Tit. It will be a circular walk of approx 3 km, the first half on gravel/earth path, then there’s a steepish downhill section to the return loop which can be quite muddy and slippery, so wear walking boots preferably. Depending on how wet it is there may be a small stepping stone crossing of a drain-off channel, about 2m wide. Please contact me either in reply to this email or direct to my personal address [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you intend to come.