27 March 2011

Blackpill Wildlife Centre

Dark-bellied Brent Geese

It was my pleasure to represent GOS today at Blackpill Wildlife Centre. This centre, which is run by the RSPB, is open every other Sunday from mid October through the end of March. It is open on these days between 10:00 to 13:00. There is a lot of information to look at regarding the Blackpill SSSI and local society events. John Roach and Russell Evans were representing the RSPB today and there was lots of friendly chat and advice on offer also. Colin and Daphne Jones manage this local project and are to be congratulated on running such a well presented centre.

On Sunday 10th April 2011 the centre will be celebrating RSPB Cymru Centenary as well as its own 10th Birthday Celebration Day. All will be made very welcome so please visit if you can find the the time on this day, opening times will be between 10:00 and 13:00. After this it will not be available again until 16th October 2011 and every other Sunday thereafter through the winter.

Dark-bellied Brent Geese

As often the case when lots of eyes come together something nice is found; today 22 Dark-bellied Brent Geese spent the whole time feeding along the shore. A cracking summer plumage Mediterranean Gull was on show also and 3 Wigeon on the sea briefly made for some nice site records.

1 comment:

i.f.tew said...

heard a few brents passing over my house about 20.45 on sat night may have been the same ones, nice garden tick!