Starling murmurations, where thousands of birds flock together, swirling in the sky at dawn and dusk, are one of the ultimate winter spectacles.
The white-crowned sparrows must be wondering about our strange weather. Last October, near the end of their fall migration, they were met here by a heavy snowstorm. For the first time I can remember, we even had a white-crown at our feeder area from October 31 through November 2. Usually, I see them during their [...]
I’ve been doing that thing again where I get distracted by other projects and forget to post here. Sorry about that. It’s been a busy month and promises to be a busy month to come. Here’s something from a few … Continue reading ?
Will Lewis from Glasbury, Powys sent in this amazing picture, taken on 14 January 2012 over looking Llangors in Powys. This is a photo of Kelvin Helmholtz billows: The fog or stratus is colder and denser than the overlying air, so the...Show More Summary
The Damned were one of the first punk bands I saw live back in 1977. It was an extraordinary gig with Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian, Brian James and Rat Scabies living up to their imaginative names with a loud rollercoaster of songs and theatrical antics. Show More Summary
'Would you be able to go and record an item at Pemberton's Chocolate Farm for this week's programme?' That was one of this week's assignments from Pauline Smith, the producer of Country Focus on Radio Wales. Obviously, I didn't needShow More Summary
We're back. From Friday 7 October at 8.30pm on BBC Two, once a week for eight weeks, Autumnwatch Live will be tracking the very best wildlife action from the beginning to the end of this dramatic season. Our presenters and camera teams...Show More Summary
A rare lesser flamingo chick hatched on Thursday, 21 July at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Llanelli - only the second one to be hatched in captivity in the UK. The first lesser flamingo chick to be hatched in captivity was at Slimbridge,...Show More Summary
Imagine having the time to watch the life of a woodland snail. That’s what happened to Elizabeth Tova Bailey when she was felled by a mysterious neurological illness that put her flat on her back. She could not move without pain, and so she was tended by a caregiver in a studio apartment. Then, one [...]
Almost 400 people took part in the Midsummer Skinny Dip at Rhossili beach this weekend, raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust. Watch the National Trust video of the event on You Tube. The news has subsequently...Show More Summary
Yesterday we enjoyed a brief return to summer. At Aberporth in Ceredigion there was nearly 13 hours of sunshine! While at Hawarden in Flintshire, the temperature rose to 22 Celsius, 72 Fahrenheit. But it's all change again today andShow More Summary
As you may know from Gull's blog we've started filming for a new series of Weatherman Walking. Last week we completed another two walks - One in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, the other up Garth mountain near Cardiff. The walk in Barry started at Barry Dock Railway station and then over to Barry Island. Show More Summary
I'm out walking again for Weatherman Walking currently so just wanted to remind everyone that Springwatch starts on Bank Holiday Monday at 8pm on BBC One. I've added a few key species that I've heard from the team will be featured this...Show More Summary
I love the magic and mystery of discovering birds’ nests during the winter that you must have walked by a dozen times or more during the summer but never knew were there. In this case, I probably walked by this one half a dozen time, at least, even since the leaves came down, and still [...]
A lot of interesting things can be found in a pile of firewood. Besides the insects and other critters we had in the log pile earlier this winter, Dan has also found my carpenter ant tunnels, and my mom recently discovered a Red Squirrel nest. And then the other day, while collecting an armful of [...]
Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing time, although if family were involved, then I sincerely doubt it! ;) This year I completed my first ever Xmas Day Swim at Coney - the first one to have snow on theShow More Summary
Sunday December 12, 2010 Boomer Moose Hill Run Should I stumble, should I fall Old man age behind Not feeling up to going out for my birthday last night, Nancy and I spent a quiet evening at home watching Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson...Show More Summary
Yesterday conditions were perfect for a few waterspouts to form around the coast of Wales. One was filmed by a 203 Squadron Sea King, based at RAF Valley as it carried out a training exercise off South Stack lighthouse on the islandShow More Summary
Exploring Wales' wooded gorges and ravines is increasing in popularity amongst walkers, canoeists and extreme sport enthusiasts. Now, there is a short film on the CCW YouTube Channel that highlights the natural wonders of gorges to help...Show More Summary
I finally figured out to edit the video from my camera. I taped the sounds of a screech owl the other night and wanted to share with you. The Hope you can hear it over the cicadas.