Come back to the Welsh Harp (but be sensible)

A blog posting on April 3rd discouraged people from visiting the Welsh Harp during the emergency lockdown imposed by the government in its fight against Covid-19. The controls included a ban on unnecessary travel, so that only those who lived within walking distance could lawfully visit the Welsh Harp — and then only as part … More Come back to the Welsh Harp (but be sensible)

Welsh Harp Report for 2019 now available 

The Welsh Harp Conservation Group’s latest annual report, compiled by Andrew Self, was published on 2nd April 2020. It gives details of the group’s activities and the wildlife recorded at the Welsh Harp during the calendar year 2019.  The report can be downloaded in PDF format from the Publications page of this website, as can … More Welsh Harp Report for 2019 now available 

Welsh Harp birding during the Covid-19 lockdown

Spring is normally a great time for birders because of the opportunity to clock the arrival of summer visitors and spot rare passage migrants as they stop off to refuel. But this spring the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected opportunities for birding, at first through voluntary measures to reduce the risk of spreading infection and … More Welsh Harp birding during the Covid-19 lockdown

Welsh Harp Report for 2018 now available

The Welsh Harp Conservation Group’s latest annual report was published at the end of March. It gives details of the group’s activities and the wildlife recorded at Brent Reservoir during the calendar year 2018.  The report can be downloaded in PDF format from the Publications page of this website, as can past annual reports from … More Welsh Harp Report for 2018 now available

A second Cattle Egret at the Welsh Harp

A recent posting on this blog drew attention to the first ever Cattle Egret seen at Brent Reservoir. But remarkably, just three months later, there was another sighting of this rare species. On the morning of Sunday 23 December 2018 two birders were in the Main Hide and at first saw little of interest other … More A second Cattle Egret at the Welsh Harp

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2018 Spring Bird Count produces record godwit flock

NOTE: This report from early in 2018 appears here out of chronological order because it was moved to this blog in December 2018 from a different page.   Some of the 53 Black-tailed Godwit seen early on the spring bird count  28 APRIL 2018 — Perhaps because of the cold, wet weather, the Spring Bird … More 2018 Spring Bird Count produces record godwit flock