Friday, 12 December 2014

Golden plover

100+ golden plover flew from north of the valley across the valley over maesteg park and headed towards port talbot

Sunday, 7 December 2014


mottlegill fungi 

Bristly haircap polytrichum piliferum

peltigera hymenina litchen

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Penarth marina and forest fach cardiff yesterday and cwm kenfig today

6 black redstart among the rooftops at penarth marina 10+ hawfinch at forest fach and 10+ brambling at cwm kenfig today

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Cwmdu today

At least 21 fieldfare along the lower slopes of mynydd pwll yr lwrch also 18 siskin feeding in alders at the back of st johns also a few fungi species on the old tip at far end of cwmdu

White spindles clavaria fragilis

Blackening waxcap hygrocybe conica

Earth's tongue geoglossum fallax

Parrot waxcap hydrocybe psittacina

Snowy waxcap hydrocybe virginea


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Southerndown and Ogmore.

                                     Snow bunting
                                      Rock pipit
                                     Rock pipit, partial albino

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mynydd margam - y bwlwarcaur

A few fungi on the forestry clear fell also 11 snipe among the clear fell and 11 cormorant over from caerau heading towards eglwys in port talbot, good numbers of finches feeding on ground below the beech trees (craig y aber) 1 poss brambling among them will keep an eye on that area for hawfinch!

Earth's tongue geoglossum fallax


View of bristol channel from mynydd margam

Fungi sp below
Glistening inkcap coprinus micaceus

sulphur tuft hypholoma fascicula

cladonia chlorophaea

Gloeophyllum sepiarium 

root rot heterobasidion annosum

candlesnuff xylaria hypoxylon

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Parcslip and mynydd ty talwyn

A few redwing and a couple of fieldfare the first of the year for me, 6 crossbill calling over parc slip and flew into pines by fountain inn tondu. Still plenty of hoverflies in flower field in parc slip.

stonechat my ty talwyn

noon fly my ty talwyn

waterfall parcslip

fungi sp tripe fungus?

peltigera hymenina litchen

dunnock parcslip

buzzard my ty talwyn

melanostoma scalare

rhingia campestris

eristalis tenax

episyrphus balteatus

Friday, 31 October 2014

Abercregan last night.

                                    Spoladea recurvalis
                                   Red sword grass
                                   Duirnea lipsiella.
                                   I had been waiting for a dry night as good numbers
                                   of European migrant moths have been seen all along
                                   the south coast of England this week. Last night was
                                   dry so I took the light up Abercregan. Several local
                                   autumn moths were seen but the star was a tropical
                                   moth - Spoladea recurvalis, possibly a first for Wales.
                                   Other migrants were 11 Rusty dot pearl and singles of
                                   Red sword grass and Silver Y.