Saturday, 31 March 2012

mill view


SPARROWHAWK ON BIRD TABLE IN GARDEN  PER KEITH SQUIRES

cwm nant gwyn pm

2 chiffchaff, 4 blackcap singing and 20-30 fieldfare.

Abercregan moths

                                                 Early thorn
                                               Clouded drab
                                              Twin spotted quaker.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mynydd bach

                                      Cladonia floerkeana, a lichen.
                                       Stonechat pair
                                      Female Ring ouzel
                                     Female Ring ouzel, always difficult to get close to!
                                     Also - male Wheatear, Linnet pair, a Holly blue butterfly
                                               and plenty of Skylark and Meadow pipit singing, 3
                                               singing Chiffchaff and the first Willow warbler of
                                               the year singing by the Llynfi river.

Mynydd ty talwyn yesterday

                                        Female Pied wagtails fighting
                                       Early dog violets
                                      Golden plover
                                     Golden plover.
                                     Also - Lapwing 4, male Linnet and one Common snipe.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

mill view

1 brimstone butterfly in garden per keith squires today

Tylers - darren woods


Viaduct at the start of the darren valley


Highlight today 1 swallow flying around lletti brongu farm this afternoon also 1 water rail calling from swampy area in small wood behind lletti brongu farm. Also 2 pairs of buzzard, redwing 5, sparrowhawk 1, reed bunting 1 pr, peregrine 1 pr, pied wagtail 1 pr, skylark 4, kestrel 1, chiffchaff 1 singing down by the river, no sign of the dipper at the usual spot on the river, tawny owl 1. Butterflies small tortoiseshell 5, peacock 2.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

GADLYS VALLEY

1 sparrowhawk (fem), 2 siskin, 5 buzzard, 3 chiffchaff singing, 2 greater black backed gulls, 2 brimstone and 1 peacock butterfly

Friday, 23 March 2012

Abercregan last night.

                                                   Mottled grey.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                         Small tortoiseshell butterfly
                                         Common lizard
                                         Grass snake, about 2 foot long.
                                         Grass snake.
                                         Also Green woodpecker, singing Greenfinch, 3 singing
                                         Chiffchaff and a Weasel.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mynydd bach



                                  Me and Colin got lucky with this male Sparrowhawk today.
                                  Also Red kite, one male Wheatear, 8 Raven and 4 Buzzard.

Monday, 19 March 2012

maesteg golf club

1 STONECHAT @ MAESTEG GOLF CLUB SIGHTING BY KEITH SQUIRES

Edit = Hi Paul - I,ve already logged this pair - Martyn

Mynydd bach

                                             Blackbird
                                           Meadow pipit
                                             Ravens
                                            Ravens
                                           Peregrine falcon
                                             Clubmoss flowers

Friday, 16 March 2012

CWMFELIN

4 Mute Swans flying across fields behind the cross inn pub this morning flying in a south/southeast direction.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Maesteg

                                              Rookery

Parc slip

                                           Little grebe
                                             Goldfinch

CWM NANT GWYN WOODS


Cwm Nant Gwyn woods today produced a woodcock at the top end of the wood, still plenty of redwing and fieldfare occuping the tree tops, also great spotted woodpecker drumming, song thrush and mistle thrush carrying nesting material, and superb view of female goshawk flying low over the layby down by the main road.

Brynllywarth.

                                   Pale brindled beauty, monachana form
                                    Yellow horned.
                                    First night of the year with the moth light. Martyn and I also
                                    recorded March moth, The chestnut, Clouded drab, Engrailed,
                                    Common quaker, and Diurnea fagella.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Mynydd bach

                                           Honey bee
                                            Kestrel
                                             Kestrel
                                            Red kite

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Cape Verde

Recieved a txt from colin today, having a cracking time in cape verde

Bar tailed desert lark, Black crowned sparrow lark, Hoopoe lark, Brown necked Raven, Brown Booby, Alexandras kestrel and a leser B B Gull. Plus he says weather is Scorchio

Ok for some.

Llangynwyd

                                         Meadow pipits
                                           Lesser celandine
                                           Queen wasp
                                             Queen wasp

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Parc slip

                                     Little grebe
                                      Wood pigeon

Tondu wood

                               Turkeytail fungus (Trametes versicolor)
                                  King Alfred's  cakes (Daldinia concentrica)
                                   Bench
                                    Dragon sculpture

Monday, 5 March 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                       Starling singing at nest hole.

Parc slip

                                 Long tailed tit and Coal tit
                                   House sparrow
                                   Dunnock displaying
                                   Reed bunting
                                     Chaffinch.
                                     Also - Great spotted woodpecker, Siskins, Goldfinches,
                                                30 Teal, Tufted duck pair, female Pochard and 2
                                                pairs of Little grebe.