Welcome to the Llynfi valley nature blog, which will feature all aspects of wildlife found in the valley and surrounding areas. Sightings from further afield will also be included, along with postings of highlights from the past.
A stroll up to the farm this afternoon to see if there were any more hoverflies on the lesser celandine there were a few more melanostoma scalare on show, 1 cheilosia sp and there were still 2 bombylius major feeding there. Also my first damselfly of the year a large red.
A male pheasant was a surprise in a field at waun y gilfach, also first redstart of the year back at one of the breeding woods in llangynwyd, a visit to one of our tawny owl boxes produced a predated nest with 1 broken egg inside which is a shame
Hundreds of platycherius albimanus on the wing today feeding on the lesser celandine in the wooded area just before the sewage works, also double figure eristalis pertinax whizzing about in the sun, 1 syrphus species was on the celandine and i've been waiting to see bombylius major (large bee fly) then 2 turn up same day, no sign of any swallows or sand martins and only 1 blackcap singing which was disappointing considering the warm weather at ty-maens farm. Butterflies were 2 comma a few small tortoiseshell and 5 brimstone, still waiting for willow warbler to make an appearance.