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  • 13. May 2022

    Butterflies and Trinovids

    2021 in the zodiac calendar is the year of the ox – for me it was the year of the butterfly. A birder by trade, previous butterfly seasons failed to come to fruition owing to the complex requirements of these dainty creatures and the skill needed to discern similar species […]

  • 4. May 2022

    Skomer Blog – Breeding Birds

    It’s a time of firsts over here on the island: first chicks, first wildflowers, and the first days digging out the long-buried suncream! Our earliest breeding birds, ravens, were already building their nests when we returned to Skomer back in March. Now, two months on, adults ferrying food back-and-forth to […]

  • 30. March 2022

    Return to Skomer Island

    On 1st March, the Skomer Island team, including myself Leighton Newman, Skomer Warden, Ceris Aston, Assistant Warden, and Beth Thompson, Visitor Officer, boarded the Helen Claire and headed back to the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ Skomer Island for the start of the 2022 season. There was, as […]

  • 7. March 2022

    Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 32 – the glass for birders

    The Leica Ultravid HD-Plus models are among the most popular binoculars for uncompromised nature observation. They turn every moment into an unforgettable experience, and attention to detail into pure passion. Fluoride lenses ensure brilliant color fidelity, unique image brightness, and razor-sharp images. The optics also suppress stray light very efficiently, […]

  • 10. February 2022

    The Big Garden Birdwatch with Kate MacRae

    Kate MacRae, also known as WildlifeKate, reports on how the Leica Trinovid 10×32 were her invaluable companions for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Every year, I look forward to a very special event run by the RSPB; the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. This yearly event is called […]

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