Saturday, 23 February 2019

Wader id with Clive Hurford

Clive Hurford’s planned Wader walk on January 27th. was cancelled due to very poor weather conditions. Clive has now rescheduled it for  March 10th., details as below.
Meet at West Angle Beach car park at 09:00 on Sunday 10th March.  Clive anticipates that we will be out from about 09:00-12:00, weather permitting of course. . Bring some warm clothing and appropriate refreshments. Binoculars will be essential and if you have a telescope then do bring that along too.

To let Clive know that you’re coming, you can email or telephone 07788 723209.
Fingers crossed for good weather this time!

Sec Pembs Bird Group

Friday, 4 January 2019

Wader ID and Orielton Decoy Event Jan 27th

Sunday 27th January 2019

Wader identification - with Clive Hurford and the history of Orielton Decoy - with David Saunders

Following on from previously successful and rewarding events, Clive Hurford is planning another field excursion for anyone interested in brushing up on their wader ID skills. No previous experience is expected. 

Join Clive on Sunday 27th January 2019, meeting at 10:00 a.m. at the parking area at the Kilpaison entrance to Angle Bay (also known as Rhoscrowther). There is a small roadside layby at OS grid ref SM897028.

After overlooking the shore there, the aim will be to head to other locations, including Angle Harbour. Bring some warm clothing, a packed lunch and appropriate refreshments. Binoculars will be essential and if you have a telescope then do bring that along too.

After lunch outside, we’ll then head over to the Field Studies Council Centre at Orielton, for a quick walk to the Decoy Pond before we meet up with David Saunders at Orielton Field Centre at about 15:00 hrs. Here David will be making a short indoor presentation. This will include showing an historic film about the Decoy Pond which, in its hey-day, supported very large numbers of waterfowl.   

To let Clive know that you’re coming, you can email or telephone 07788 723209

It really promises to be another excellent day!


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Conference and AGM

The Minutes of the AGM held on Nov. 25th. and a report on the Bird Conference are now available on the "Events" tab on this blog.

The Pembrokeshire Diary talk, as given by Bob Haycock, is available as a PDF here

Monday, 1 October 2018

Pembrokeshire Bird Conference November 25th 2018

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Pembs Bird Conference. Full details of this event are below together with instructions on how to book. The "Conference Booking 2018" tab is on the second line of the options at the top of the page. You may need to download the form before printing.

This promises to be yet another extremely good day, so make sure to get your booking in early!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Great Bird Reserves - Skomer Island

The May edition of "British Birds" includes a really fascinating article on Skomer Island National Nature Reserve by David Saunders (the first Skomer warden in the early 1960s) and Stephen Sutcliffe (warden there from 1986 to 1994). 

If you already subscribe to BB then you will already have absorbed the article and hopefully enjoyed the read. If not, then it can be found in British Birds volume 110, May 2017, pages 278–295 - it's a really interesting article by two of Pembrokeshire's foremost Skomer aficionados.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Pembrokeshire Bird List

Mike Young-Powell, assisted by Bob Haycock and Graham Rees has produced a definitive "Pembrokeshire Bird List", detailing the 373 species recorded in Pembrokeshire up to the end of 2013. It also details the status of each species within Pembrokeshire.

You will find the List on the "Reports" page of the blog.

We hope that this list will be useful not only to local birders, but will also be a valuable source of information for visiting birders

Peter Royle