Monday, 24 April 2017

Llangynwyd yesterday.

     2 Male Great spotted woodpeckers in territorial dispute. Much head nodding and wing flicking
     until the left hand bird gave in.

Friday, 21 April 2017


Pied Flycatcher

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sewage works llangynwyd

A nice spring afternoon so had a little look in marshy area of wood for hoverflies and wasn't disappointed with 7 species on show
  • Episyrphus balteatus 5
  • Eristalis tenax 11
  • Eristalis pertinax 3
  • Platycheirus albimanus 50+
  • Syrphus species 2
  • Cheilosia albipila 1
  • Parasyrphus punctulatus new for me 
Also had first Bombylius major (bee fly) of the year feeding on lesser celandine

Cheilosia albipila note pale antennae C grossa is black
 Parasyrphus punctulatus note the golf club shape spots on abdomen and all black hind leg

Friday, 17 March 2017

Gloucester moths.

    Barred tooth striped

    Barred tooth striped

    Small eggar

    Grey shoulder knot

    Early thorn

    Agonopterix alstromeriana

   Diurnea flagella.
   A total of 15 sp came to 5 actinic traps in and around Steve French's garden in Staunton and corse
   on the 15th. The main target, Barred tooth striped, were seen at light (5) and 7 more were located
   by torchlight in the privet hedges surrounding his garden.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Estonia trip report.

                     New trip report from Estonia added. See the trip reports in the sidebar.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Nantyffyllon Bryophytes.

    Orthotrichum anomalum.

    Grimmia pulvinata.

    Bryum dichotomum.

    Schistidium crassipilum.

   Marchantia polymorpha, ssp Ruderalis.
   The first four were on my roof tiles and the fifth was on the concrete near my front door.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Llangynwyd moth light last night.

    Pale brindled beauty

    Early moth, male

    Dotted border


    Tortricodes alternella

   Early moth, female.
   Also Spring usher and Tawny and Barn owls heard.