Saturday, 31 August 2013


3 sptted fly still present but lower down in willow scrub near car park also chiffchaff
 sptted flycatcher

surphini sp syphus torvos? it looks like it's got hairs on the eyes over to you Martyn
[yikes ! - that's a hard one, maybe a Eupeodes, possibly corollae].

 Diphyus quadripunctorius female 
Haemorrhoicus crassigena
Ectemnius continuus
Turnip sawfly (athalia rosae)
 Dark winged fungus gnats Sciara hemerobioides
? any idea martyn
[no idea on these but start looking at parasitic hymenoptera, use Gasteruption jaculator as a starting point.]

Thursday, 29 August 2013


                     Budgie outside my window.
                   Little owl at Ogmore.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


A walk up to the top of garnwen this afternoon was rewarded with 8 spotted flycatcher's, and 2 poss 3 pied flycatcher's and 3 tree pipit's
2 of the spotted flycatcher's
 juv robins

Tree pipit
Thick legged hoverfly (syritta pipiens)
Long hoverfly male (sphaerophoria scripta)
The footballer (helophilus pendulus)
Melangyna cincta
eristalis abusivus ? can you confirm martyn please
Looks more like Eristalis arbustorum
but difficult to tell from photo - Martyn
white footed hoverfly (platycheirus albimanus) ?
marmalade hoverfly (episyrphus balteatus)
Tapered drone fly (eristalis pertinax)
Pied hoverfly (scaeva pyrastri)
southern hawker dragonfly
Eyebright (euphrasia officinalis)

Nantyffyllon today.

                        Autumn bird migration seems to have started with a Juv
                        Whinchat, a Tree pipit and this male Redstart seen today.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Gower today PP,PT.

                                 Pied flycatcher
                                Sandwich terns
                               Also an Osprey at Wernffrwd.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Maesteg today.

                                         Pine carpet
                                         Red admiral larva.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Cwmdu - clouded yellow butterfly

walking the dog around the pit (amie) and came across a couple of clouded yellow on the wing. There were a total of 5 but could have been less as the butterflies were very active and covering a fair distance so i could have double counted.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Garnwen yesterday.

                               Black darter
                               Black darter
                              Syrphus ribesii - Martyn
                             Leucozona glaucia - Martyn
                            Scaeva sp probably selenitica rather than pyrastri on this photo - Martyn

Sunday, 18 August 2013


 wren (juv)
 Black darter 
 female graphomya maculata
 sawfly tenthredo notha
 broom moth caterpillar
 meadow brown
 male common darter
 small copper
tapered drone fly