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Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife (BGGW) was set up in 2013 as a community interest company to continue the work of protecting breeding ospreys in the Glaslyn Valley.

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We would not be able to continue operating without the invaluable help of our volunteers. If you are able to assist us in any way by devoting some of your time, then please get in touch...

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Ras y Cob Live Streaming Appeal.

The closing date for our Ras y Cob Live Streaming Appeal is Saturday 23rd September. This allows us time for Ras y Cob sponsorship money to be received and counted. Our thanks to Heather for taking part in this event to raise funds.

Thank you so much to all those who have already donated to this appeal. Any donations received after Saturday will go towards next year's live streaming appeal. Thank you.

Apêl Ffrydio Byw Ras y Cob

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ein Apêl Ffrydio Byw Ras y Cob yw dydd Sadwrn Medi 23ain. Mae hyn yn rhoi digon o amser inni dderbyn a chyfrif yr arian nawdd. Ein diolch i Heather am gymryd rhan yn y digwyddiad hwn i godi arian.

Diolch yn fawr i bawb sydd eisoes wedi cyfrannu i'r apêl. Bydd unrhyw roddion a dderbynnir ar ôl dydd Sadwrn yn mynd tuag at apêl ffrydio byw y flwyddyn nesaf. Diolch.
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Awesome!

We have just received news that Blue JS5, who took up residence at the Glaslyn nest for three days in late August, was ringed on July 11th this year on the west shore of the 25 miles long Loch Awe in Argyll, Scotland. She was one of a brood of three Ospreys that fledged from a nest on land managed by Forestry Commission Scotland.

She landed on the Glaslyn nest late in the afternoon on August 23rd and over three days took several fish from Aran which were meant for his three chicks! Because she was a big female she would often beat our three male chicks to the fish whenever Aran appeared at the nest with a food delivery.

Glaslyn was possibly her first stop on her long migration south. Loch Awe is around 230 miles to the north of the Glaslyn Valley and she could have covered this distance in a day. She may have flown over the Glaslyn nest and decided to investigate. Or she may have seen Aran fishing and decided to follow him back to the nest It was a successful opportunist strategy for Blue JS5 since she enjoyed several free fish to build up her strength before she continued on her migration.

Will we see this feisty character at Glaslyn again sometime in the future we wonder?
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Glaslyn volunteer Heather Corfield swapped talking about ospreys at Pont Croesor to take part in Porthmadog’s Ras Y Cob 5km run today. Heather took part in the race to raise funds to go towards completing our 2017 Live Streaming Appeal target and she has raised well over £200 towards the target, with money still coming in via the website.

Heather may have been the last runner to complete the distance, but she was delighted to finish in just under 50 minutes, as it beat her previous personal best time over this distance.

Heather would like to thank everyone for both their financial and moral support today.

We will post more about the Live Streaming Appeal total later this week.
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