Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Kenfig pool.

                                          Red veined darter
                                          Black tailed skimmer
                                          Crab spider
                                          Hoverfly sp.
[with the scutellum tipped yellow only it is "Lecozona laternaria". there are three similar species in this genus, but this is the rarest of them - Martyn]
                                          Also the Longhorn beetle Leptura quadrifasciata.

Sunday, 28 July 2013


2 green sandpiper on the pool by studio's also keeled skimmer and scarce blue tailed damselfly

 buff tip moth caterpillar
 keeled skimmer
 willow warbler
 little grebe with chick
 common blue

 male scarce blue tailed damselfly
 male emerald damselfly
green sandpiper

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Garnwen and Foel trawsnant today.

                                  Bryn and swansea bay from Garnwen
                                  Garnwen Lily pond
                                Rush veneer, a migrant moth.
                               Philedone gerningana. This rare tortrix moth only occurs
                               on the upland moors here.
                               Also seen were juveniles of Siskin, Tree pipit, Goldcrest,
                               Treecreeper, Coal tit and Raven.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Llangynwyd moth light.

                           Eucosma campoliliana
                           July highflyer
                           Water veneer.
                            80 species in all.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Kenfig rivermouth

A walk down to the river mouth today i came across a juv cuckoo that flew towards the marsh from the mound on the british steel end which was a nice surprise, also noted a reed warbler with 2 rings on it;s right leg light blue above silver which was in the reed bed just below the new bridge. Lots of burnet moths, taking over the countryside at the moment.
 distant shot of juv cuckoo
 dune chafer beetle
 black tailed skimmer
 reed warbler with rings
 common or latticed heath
 Another one for you martyn
[Looks like a plant bug "Capsus ater" - Martyn]
 common red soldier beetle
 sulphur beetle
 silver y
pied wagtail

Friday, 19 July 2013

margam moors

 cinnabar moth caterpillar
 marsh helleborine epipactis palustris
Harlequin longhorn beetle
 keeled skimmer
reed warbler

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Abercregan moth light.

                            Scallop shell
                           Scarce burnished brass.
                           52 species including a migrant dark sword grass.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Kenfig yesterday and parc slip today

 Great spotted woodpecker
Many 6 spotted burnet moths on the wing a lot of favouring this viper's bugloss
 These canada geese were on the river kenfig below the old railway bridge
 Lots of skipper's on the wing small skipper above and large skipper below

also lots of meadow brown, common blue, small tortoiseshell, small blue and small heath on the wing.
 4 spotted chaser
 Hairy dragonfly
juv starling
Blue tailed damselfly
Beautiful china mark moth nymphula stagnata
Common centuary cicendia filiformis
Marsh woundwort stachys sylvatica
 Female emperor dragonfly laying eggs
Pied wagtail
 Male broad bodied chaser
Distant juv green woodpecker