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Harlech Triathlon Completed

A big congratulations to Gwen, Gail and Huw for completing the Harlech Triathlon on Sunday! They swam, ran and cycled a total of 27.4 kilometres to raise money for Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife, and even conquered some PBs along the way. A wonderful effort and achievement, thank you. We couldn’t resist sharing some of these […]

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Mrs G Lays Second Egg of 2019

EGGSTRAORDINARY Mrs G has just laid the second egg of 2019!!! She stood up at 11:42 this morning, April 16, to reveal the egg. This is the 50th egg laid by Mrs G in her lifetime. An extraordinary achievement by an extraordinary osprey. Here is the moment Mrs G laid her second egg. Aran was […]

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2016 Chick, Blue W0, Back in the UK

This season doesn’t seem to be letting up with excitement just yet. The news that yet another Glaslyn chick has been sighted back in the UK brought us great delight. This time Blue W0, a chick from 2015, the first year Aran and Mrs G bred together. Blue W0 was photographed by Sam Hood on […]

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Glaslyn Chick, Blue 8C, Back in the UK!

Yesterday we received some very exciting news. Blue 8C was the youngest of the three 2014 Glaslyn chicks. In October 2017 she was photographed in Popenguine, Senegal, but she had never been spotted back in the UK. That was until a few days ago. On Sunday, Tina Vaughan photographed an osprey eating a fish on […]

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Four Ospreys, One Nest

Well, what an exciting week it has been! Last Monday morning started with a bang when our resident female, Mrs G, touched down on the nest at 9:08 am. It’s fair to say we were all in a flap trying to get the Visitor Centre open by 10 am that morning, and from that moment, […]

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Aran Returns!

This is no April Fools, Aran landed on the nest at 10:12 am this morning! We mistakenly thought he had briefly landed at 7:20 am, but upon reviewing the footage it turned out to be another unringed female who Mrs G promptly saw off the nest. Soon after Aran landed, Mrs G was displaying herself […]

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Mrs G Returns!

BREAKING NEWS! Mrs G has returned for the 16th successive year! She landed at 9:08 for ten seconds before chasing two crows away from the nest area. They should know that no one messes with Mrs G! Watch the video of the moment she returns.   To date, Mrs G has hatched 40 live chicks, […]

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Sunshine at Last

The rain has finally stopped and we’ve seen some new (and old) faces come through the door of our Visitor Centre this week. It’s certainly nice to be back! Plagued by heavy rain and floods at the beginning of the week, it didn’t make our work of preparing the site for opening very easy. However, […]

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BGGW Volunteers Share Their Favourite Books on World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day 2019 we asked our volunteers to share their favourite books about nature and wildlife.  Judith Mills: I’m currently reading The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd written about 60 years ago. It’s about her understanding of nature in the Cairngorms. It reminds me how I feel when I’m on Protection at […]

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The Start of Osprey Season 2019

February. Daylight is slowly stretching its way into the the early evening, frosty mornings are few and far between and the snowdrops and daffodils have come out to greet the warming sun. Spring is definitely in the air. But there is one other sign that makes us at BGGW feel as though spring has truly […]