Garden photography – a project for lockdown

Well we`re now a few weeks on from the beginning of the lock-down, and although it`s probably a bit frustrating it is right to continue to hold on to our quarantine to get through this. So in the meantime what can we do from home? Unfortunately we have very little birdlife in our back garden, […]

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Missing things – `Volunteering`

We are now a few weeks into the lock-down against the Coronavirus, and one of the things i`m personally missing is my involvement with the WWT as a volunteer here in Llanelli. All the Centres are now currently closed, and therefore all volunteers – together with some staff – are unable to go about their […]

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February storms

Two weekends and two storms.  Storm Ciara came in to the UK last weekend, with winds locally of 83mph at Mumbles (near 100 in North Wales!), and caused some significant damage and disruption across the country. This weekend it will be Storm Dennis, and as I post this from the home, the first of the […]

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Guide work – New Year`s Day

I`m pleased to be able to assist again with the annual 1st January `Tick and Twitch` day at WWT Llanelli, volunteering as a `Guide in the hide`. This will be helping both Birdwatchers and other visitors identify species of bird for what is always a new year challenge. There will probably be no photography time […]

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New photography events

NEWS UPDATE! There are two new `Photography for Beginners` days for those looking for an introduction to photography. These are: Monday 16 December 2019 (NOW CANCELLED)  (details HERE>>>) and Tuesday 24 March 2020 (details HERE>>>)   More news soon.   all content and images (c) russ myners 2013-2019

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hide attacks

Tragic to hear this morning that yet another wildlife hide in South Wales has been burnt down by arsonists. I just do not understand the mentality. It was bad enough when the hide at Forest Farm was destroyed, where I spent many hours working on the Kingfishers just a couple of months ago. The hides […]

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survey feedback so far

Thank you to all those who have taken the trouble so far to give some feedback on the Course survey. If you haven`t done so so far, and a Beginners course would be of interest to you, please complete the short survey when you have time – will only take a few minutes!! You can […]

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photography course survey – your views count!

Following on from the proposed photography course earlier this year that was cancelled and unfortunately not rescheduled , I am looking into arranging a new one-day photography course for Beginners, this time directly with myself. To see what interest is out there, I have published a short survey form to see what you think. No […]

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a day in the hide

  Back out recently to catch up with some Kingfisher in South Wales.  These had recently had a family fledge successful, and were possibly in the process of maybe having a second brood. It was a day of being patient – not just waiting and waiting for a Kingfisher to appear, but trying to be […]

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Back on the cliffs

During last week, I managed to catch up on my `Kestrel project` only to find that three young had already fledged a week or so earlier than usual. Looking a bit dazed by their new environment out of the nest, the three were reliant on food being caught and brought to them my the adult […]

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