Birds
of
Wales

Illustrated Talks

21st SeptemberThe Life of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe
with an Illustrated Collection of his work of Birds and the Isle of Anglesey
Ken Broughton and John Smith
28th SeptemberThe Incredible Birds of Holy Island from the Isle of Anglesey Coastal PathCaroline Bateson,
Anglesey Wildlife Walks
28th September The Wildlife and Work at RSPB Cors Ddyga (Malltraeth Marsh)Ian Hawkins, Site Manager,
RSPB Cors Ddyga (Malltraeth Marsh)
12th October The Bird-scape of Anglesey since TunnicliffeBen Stammers,
People & Wildlife Officer,
North Wales Wildlife Trust
14th OctoberThe Art of our Nature – An Illustrated Talk on the History of Birds in ArtPhilip Snow
26th OctoberBringing My Art and Science Together through Woodcock RingingOwen Williams
2nd NovemberBirds from a BrushEric Peake

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The Life of Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe
with an Illustrated Collection of his work of Birds and the Isle of Anglesey

Speakers: Ken Broughton and John Smith

Date:Thursday 21st SeptemberTime: 2 – 4.30pm
Description:
  • A 2-part talk with a short interval between.
  • Illustrated collection to include Tunnicliffe's watercolours, oil paintings, wood engravings, scraperboards, advertisements and drawings.

Price:
  • £5

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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The Incredible Birds of Holy Island from the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Speaker: Caroline Bateson, Anglesey Wildlife Walks

Date:Thursday 28th SeptemberTime: 1.30 – 3pm
Description:
  • Discover step by step in this illustrated talk the amazing birds of Holy Island from the stunning perspective of the Isle of Anglesey Coastal footpath:
    • Seabirds on the high cliffs in summer
    • Waders and wildfowl on the estuaries and inland sea in the winter
    • Small birds of wetlands and heathlands
    • And the beautiful and rare chough along the rugged coast.

Price:
  • £2.50

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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The Wildlife and Work at RSPB Cors Ddyga (Malltraeth Marsh)

Speaker: Ian Hawkins, Site Manager, RSPB Cors Ddyga (Malltraeth Marsh)

Date:Thursday 28th SeptemberTime: 3.15 – 4.45pm
Description:
  • RSPB Cors Ddyga (Malltraeth Marsh) is a hidden jewel on the Isle of Anglesey.
    • Managed by the RSPB since 1994, the site has developed into a thriving complex of reedbed and wet grassland.
    • It has attracted rare birds such as marsh harrier and bittern back to Wales, and has one of Wales' largest remaining colonies of lapwing.
    • Up to 5000 wildfowl are seen in the winter.
    • Supporting creatures both great and small, the reserve provides a home for otters, water voles, has become one of the most important sites in the UK for wetland plants (27 scarce species) and is one of only three sites in Wales designated for its rich aquatic invertebrates – invertebrates such as dragonflies and water beetles.

Price:
  • £2.50

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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The Bird-scape of Anglesey since Tunnicliffe

Speaker: Ben Stammers, People & Wildlife Officer, North Wales Wildlife Trust

Date:Thursday 12th OctoberTime:7 – 8.30pm
Description:
  • An illustrated talk about the birds of Anglesey today, focussing on some of the iconic species the island is famous for, and looking at how things have changed since the mid 20th century, when Charles Tunnicliffe was living at Shorelands in Malltraeth. A conservation perspective on one of the bird hotspots of the UK.
  • Gallery open from 6pm to meet some of the exhibiting artists.

Price:
  • £3

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.

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The Art of our Nature – An Illustrated Talk on the History of Birds in Art

Speaker: Philip Snow

Date:Saturday 14th OctoberTime:11am – 12.30pm
Description:
  • 'Art of our Nature' is our unique human history pictured by the birds we have painted, sculpted, hunted, worshipped, anthropomorphised, studied and sometimes extinguished, from cave-paintings to Middle-Eastern sphinxes and vultures; Medieval bestiaries to Renaissance eagles; 'Enlightenment' zoology to field guides; Cubism to 'Wildlife Art' to pickled sharks - and beyond!
  • It makes for a very revealing talk, illustrated by many wonderful bird and other wildlife images, and a fascinating insight into our deep and troubled relationship with Creation and view of our place in the universe.

Price:
  • £3

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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Bringing My Art and Science Together through Woodcock Ringing

Speaker: Owen Williams

Date:Thursday 26th OctoberTime:2 – 3.30pm
Description:
  • A brief exploration of the reasons for the historical lack of data on woodcock and how establishing the Woodcock Network has increased the numbers ringed each year from just a few dozen to over 1400.
  • How the data derived from ringing along with information from satellite tagging is improving understanding of this under-researched species.

Price:
  • £3

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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Birds from a Brush

Speaker: Eric Peake

Date:Thursday 2nd NovemberTime:2 – 3.30pm
Description:
  • An illustrated talk discussing the methods used by Eric Peake to produce a watercolour painting, with examples from exhibitions in the UK and USA of a variety of bird species, plus related artifacts.
  • Thoughts on the marketing of artwork and limited edition prints.

Price:
  • £3

Booking:
  • The Birds of Wales Group Tel 01407 720962.
  • Payment at time of booking by direct bank transfer-faster payment or credit/debit card.
Refreshments:
  • Refreshments available from Blas Mwy cafe, Oriel Ynys Môn.

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