Thursday, 31 May 2012

Llangynwyd

                                   Phyllonorycter stettinensis.
                                   Also Red kite, Grey heron, Goosander and 200 Swift.

Brynllywarth yesterday

                                     Phyllobius argentatus ( identified by Martyn).
                              

                               

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Brown Long eared bats

Thought i would post this photo of long eared bats roosting in a nest box in the llynfi valley last year

mynydd ty talwyn yesterday afternoon

16 lapwing in fields

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                Found this injured female Fox moth egg laying in dust this morning
                               I put the eggs on some foilage to give them a chance.

Brynllywarth last night

                                         Moth light and moon.
                                         Nut tree tussock
                                          Sandy carpet.
                                          22 species in total including a Sharp angled peacock,
                                          Peach blosson and a Scorched wing.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Moth light, Nantyffyllon

                              Coleophora albicosta
                             Small angle shades
                             Devon carpet
                             May highflyer
                            Bucculatrix nigricomella.
                            25 species in total came to the light.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

the joys of sitting in the garden soaking up the sun when birds like this drift over

Nantyffyllon

                                   Beautiful demoiselle
                                   Micropterix calthella
                                     Green veined white
                                   Common blue.
                                   Also Small copper and Small heath butterflies and a
                                   Broad bodied chaser dragonfly.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Nantyffyllon

                             Aspilapterix tringipennella
                            Dichrorampha montanana
                           Micropterix aruncella
                         Any ideas Mart?
                         Also -  Dingy skipper, Common blue and Small copper butterflies.

Martyn - hard to tell from this angle but probably Meadow Grasshopper

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Nantyffyllon.

                                   House sparrows going for clutch No2
                                    House martins nest building. Also 4 Swift, a pair of
                                    Swallow, singing Whitethroat and Garden warbler,
                                    young Dippers and Redpolls displaying.
                                   A couple of micro moths out including Dichrorampha
                                   acuminatana and this Elachista argentella.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Cream coloured courser, Bradnor hill, Hereford.

                                  Martyn, Dave and I went (just) over the border today
                                  for this little beauty. The last one on the UK mainland was over
                                  20 years ago.
                                  Some photographers were patient....
                                  ... but as usual, the fieldcraft of the majority was lacking.

Edit - The bird has flown off south west today at 1130hrs [23/05/2012] - Maesteg Golf course is directly in its path :-)

Saturday, 19 May 2012

WREN'S NEST

NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE A WREN BUILDING A NEST INSIDE MY NEST BOX

Parc slip

                                         Four spotted chaser
                                          Mother shipton
                                         Yellow belle
                                          Dingy skipper.

Friday, 18 May 2012

From this time last year.



                                  Dotterel had shown up on the summit of Cwm cadlan
                                  in May 2010 and 2011 but none were found there this
                                  month. These shots are from last May.

Garnwen



                                         Polydrusus pterygomalis

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Out with Colin

                                     Small blue, Margam moors
                                    Adela reaumurella, Brombil wood.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Nantyffyllon

                                      Pied wagtail
                                       Green carpet.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Brynllywarth

                                          Bluebells
                                          Syndemis musculana.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

llynfi valley and parc slip

LLYNFI VALLEY -Pied flycatcher 1 male singing, Spotted flycatcher 1, fledged tree creeper young sand martin, swift and house martin on mynydd ty talwyn..
 PARC SLIP AREA
PURPLE ORCHID

Parc slip - Peregrine 1, Lapwing 1, Green veined white butterfly 1,

Edit - no sign of Pied Flycatcher on 14/5/12 but now 6 Spotted Flycatcher present and paired up and nest prospecting. - Martyn

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sker

                                          Dunlin
                                            Whimbrel
                                           Turnstone
                                             Juv Stonechat
                                           Wheatear
                                            Whitethroat.