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Sefydlwyd Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife (BGGW) yn 2013 fel cwmni buddiannau cymunedol i barhau â'r gwaith o warchod Gweilch y Pysgod magu yn Nyffryn Glaslyn. Darllenwch mwy...  

Rydym Ni Angen Eich Help Chi – Dewch i Wirfoddoli!

Ni fyddem yn gallu parhau i weithredu heb gymorth amhrisiadwy ein gwirfoddolwyr. Os ydych chi’n gallu ein cynorthwyo mewn unrhyw ffordd trwy neilltuo rhywfaint o'ch amser, yna cysylltwch â ni... Darllenwch mwy...

Helpwch Ni i Dyfu, Cyfrannwch Heddiw!

Cwmni di-elw bychan yw Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife sy'n dibynnu ar roddion i gadw'i fynd. Darllenwch mwy...  

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Amseroedd agor

Mae Canolfan Ymwelwyr Pont Croesor yn ail-agor ar Ddydd Sadwrn Mawrth 27ain. Edrychwn ymlaen i'ch gweld yno.

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Day 11 of 25. The Glaslyn advent calendar 2017.

The red kite was voted Wales’ favourite bird in a public poll, winning 36% of the votes. In Shakespeare’s times red kites were common and they even scavenged on the streets of London. Due to intensive persecution by humans however, for most of the 20th Century they bred only in the remote undisturbed oak woods of mid-Wales and the population was reduced to less than ten pairs. During the late 1980’s and1990’s a successful reintroduction programme took place in the UK, using birds of Swedish and Spanish origin. The UK population is now estimated to be around 1600 pairs.

After years of being absent from the Porthmadog area, the red kite has now recolonised the Glaslyn. Seeing a red kite gliding gracefully above the Visitor Centre is one of the highlights of the day for many of our visitors, second only to seeing the Ospreys of course!

Photo: Vivien Finn
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Day 10 of 25. The Glaslyn advent calendar 2017.

We’ve had a bit of snow overnight. Many bird species will relocate during cold weather like this. Birds like redwings, fieldfares, starlings and many waders like lapwings and curlews have to move on quickly to search for food as their feeding grounds become frozen and their preferred food becomes more difficult to find.

Curlews are a common sight on the Glaslyn. In winter flocks of up to a hundred individuals may be seen feeding in fields on farmland and out on the muddy parts of the estuary. Small numbers continue to breed on the Glaslyn but there has been a noticeable decline in the UK population of this well-known and much-loved wading bird. One third of all curlews breed in the UK but there was a decline of 50% in the Welsh breeding population between 1994 and 2010. One of the reasons that the RSPB announced in July 2012 its intention to pull out of managing the Glaslyn Osprey Project was that they could concentrate more resources on reversing this decline. This decision eventually resulted in Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife being formed to take over the project.

Photo: Alan Price
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Day 9 of 25. The Glaslyn advent calendar 2017.

Mute Swans are a common sight on the Glaslyn throughout the year. Several pairs breed every year but a successful outcome is dependent on low rainfall and the absence of floods during May. There is no better sight to gladden the heart on the river around Pont Croesor in summer than a pair of Mute Swans with a number of cute cygnets in tow. A sizeable herd spends the winter amongst the Whooper Swans and up to 50 non-breeding Mute Swans spend a few weeks around Porthmadog Harbour each summer.

This individual was photographed at Pont Croesor by Tony Pope, after finishing a night shift protecting the osprey nest.
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