I hope you've been enjoying Iolo's new program on the Brecon Beacons, they have managed to capture the heart of the beacons in my opinion and I particularly enjoyed seeing the footage of Great Grey Shrike and the Dotterel. I've personally never seen a Dotterel but they look fantastic!
I have however had one chance locally to see a Great Grey Shrike and that was last year in the Blaenserchan Valley. I was hoping for another chance this winter but weather has seen that opportunity off unfortunately.
I just wanted to say thanks to Iolo Williams and everyone at Eden Productions for paying attention to this side of Wales because South Wales has been overlooked and it's been great having the limelight for a short while. I'm reminded of that fantastic opportunity we had in Pontypool to have one of the best wildlife presenters come to our local park and show us first hand how diverse our land actually is. I was very fortunate to be part of that and I also wanted to give a shout out to all the production team. Graham Horder (Camera Man) also filmed Iolo's Brecon Beacons and has done a fantastic Job in making sure we get to see everything we see onscreen. I know first hand that getting wildlife in the lens can be extremely difficult and it can be equally as difficult (if not harder) to record the sound of that animal given our wet windy welsh weather (WWWW). The program I was in has finally made its way to Youtube so if you would like to watch it for yourself, here it is. I was extremely nervous in this program.. It's not everyday you get to meet your idols on Tv but looking back, it was such an amazing experience and I hope I get the chance again one day.