Biography

Where it all began:

Born and raised in the City of Swansea in South Wales. My love for nature started at the age of 5 when I had a bird table built for me summer hol &tardis 012.jpgand was bought a guidebook and a pair of binoculars to use on caravan holidays with the family. I started volunteering at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Llanelli centre in 2013 and was then hired in 2014.

I started blogging in 2013 and haven’t stopped since. I love a good ramble and love to share the enthusiasm for nature. I have always loved to be outdoors so combining fitness and nature is ideal. Nature is something that was easily accessible during my childhood, resulting in many many hours being covered in mud looking for woodlice and centipedes behind a garden shed. Living next to the coast for the majority of my life, I love to be near the coast and exploring areas which are little treasure coves that not many people get to experience.

The ever exciting present:

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My main interests lie within Wildfowl and Breeding Birds, I’ve always found Wildfowl wherever I travelled which lead me to work for WWT in Aviculture combining my love for breeding birds and wildfowl. I now partake in a number of Breeding Bird surveys, Juvenile Goose trends and locating breeding wildfowl.

Another bird interest of mine is that of hybridisation in wildfowl, it’s something that has fascinated me since beginning to work in Aviculture how certain species will consider breeding with another species and how birds have been manipulated to produce “the best”. I love studying the behaviour of birds and changes over the year.

TV & Radio

I love sharing my passion for wildlife and am a usual interviewee nature-nerd on TV News programmes and recently featured in a TV series for S4C about Urban Wildlife. Also, frequently talking about nature on BBC Radio Cymru. I do a lot of writing for organisations and companies mainly online articles but have been featured in print too.

Other Things of Note
Welsh Ornithology Society (WOS) –  Council member & E-Newsletter Writer
British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) –  Regional Ambassador for Carmarthenshire
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