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February 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Recent Talk by Ashley Grove on the Jewels of the Gambia.

Recent Talk by Ashley Grove on the Jewels of the Gambia.

The Local Group were visited by Ashley Groves who gave a wonderful talk on the Birdlife and Wildlife in the Gambia. The talk was informative and humorous and was backed up by a range of fantastic photographs showing why the talk was entitled ' the Jewels of the Gambia'. I am sure that all those who attended would support these views and would like to take this opportunity to thank Ashley for his talk, I am sure we will be seeing him again.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Jewels of the Gambia, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers by Ashley Grove

Jewels of the Gambia, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers by Ashley Grove

The Gambia is one of the best known and most loved of worldwide Birdwatching destinations. With close to 600 species of birds, most of which are colourful and approachable. I've led Photography tours here since 2011 and consequently have a great collection of images that grows with each new visit. The lecture, like the tour starts at the coast, leading you up the river and back again, discovering in the wonders of The Gambia all the way. With the tour concentrating on the Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers, these are well covered, but the magnificent supporting cast of multicoloured extras, make this a great evenings entertainment.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

North Wales coast

North Wales coast

Llanfairfechan provides some of the best birdwatching in north Wales, and is a superb place to spend a few hours. At various times of the year, many people are attracted by the prospect of seeing lots of different species of sea-birds and waterfowl, and a good place to start is the promenade itself. This is one of the very best places to see a range of birds like Red Throated Diver, Red Breasted Merganser, Great Crested Grebe and Common Scoter. Also present are smaller numbers of Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Eider, Razorbill, Goldeneye and Black Guillemot.