Tag Archives: Snowdonia

Bird Walk poster

Morning Bird Watch Walk

Join us on a Bird Watch Walk in Porthmadog on Sunday 21 October! 9:30am Meeting in Llyn Bach car park at 9:15am, opposite Wilko. Leader: Geoff Gibbs Suggested Donation: £3 The walk will visit Llyn Bach and the Cob with its large variety of gulls, waders, and wildfowl. There is also the possibility of seeing […]


An exciting season so far

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at Glaslyn, to say the very least. This somewhat frenzied period seemed to be kickstarted on the afternoon of May 19 when we were treated to the return of Z1, named Tegid who was born on the Dyfi nest in 2016. This is the first time […]


Waiting For Spring

The dormant winter valley is a faint pencil sketch waiting for the watercolour of spring. The land is almost silent, with mist hanging low across the wet meadows and in the hillside woods. The dampness clings to the rocks and trees, and water lies in seasonal ponds across the pastures. The colour has been washed […]

Ringing of the 2016 Glaslyn Chicks

The 2016 Glaslyn chicks were ringed on Sunday 3rd July at 6pm. The best time to ring osprey chicks is when their legs are almost fully grown, but they are not yet old enough to prematurely jump from the nest if alarmed. So ideally they are ringed between 30 and 42 days old. Aran had […]

The view from the Visitor Centre

Gruff’s Glaslyn Diary

Cymraeg Well, what a month we’ve had here at the Glaslyn Wildlife project! To say that it’s been a steep learning curve as the new project manager would be an understatement. I started work here at the beginning of March and I have to admit; it feels a little as if the busy Easter holidays […]

The view from the Visitor Centre

Dyddiadur o’r Glaslyn

English Wel, mae hi wedi bod yn fis o fwrlwm yma ym Mywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn ac imi, fel rheolwr newydd y prosiect, mae hi wedi bod yn gyfnod dwys o ddysgu ac ymgyfarwyddo â’r drefn! Cychwynnais ar y swydd ar ddechrau mis Mawrth, a rhaid imi gyfaddef, mae’r cyfnod wedi bod yn fedydd tân ar […]


First Egg of 2016

We have our first egg of 2016! – Only six days after Aran’s arrival in the valley, Mrs.G has produced her first egg of the year. It was laid at 20.32hrs. At this stage we don’t know if the egg is fertile, and we have no way of telling. We simply have to keep observing […]


The things we do for love…

 That famous song. In our case and for all of us avid osprey guardians and followers it is oh so true! Easter Saturday morning spent in a rather posh version of the old protection caravan. Howling gales and rain and stormy wind blown empty nest. Mrs G had been away since 7.45 and had not […]


The Birds of Pont Croesor

When we think of birds and Pont Croesor on the Glaslyn we immediately think of Ospreys. The breeding Ospreys are the main attraction in summer in this picturesque corner of North Wales, of course, but all year round there is so much interesting birdlife in the area both for the casual nature-watcher and the serious […]