Sunday, 24 April 2016

Kenfig castle area.

    The castle
    Large red damselfly
    Great green bush cricket
   Pyrausta despicata.
   Also Small blue and Speckled wood butterflies seen.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Goldcliff today. PP+MH.

    Broad billed sandpiper (top) and Dunlin
    Broad billed sandpiper

Sewage works today.

    Epistrophe elegans
    Melanostoma scalare, female
    Melanostoma scalare, male
   Platycheirus sp.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Parc slip nature and Llynfi valley

This Tachina ursina is a first for me found sunning on sign next to track at parc slip nature reserve

Also wheatear and a singing Pied flycatcher and redstart in the valley

also numbers of Bombylius major are increasing fast with 6 records in a few 100 yds

Merthyr mawr.

    Grizzled skipper
    Common morel
    Limestone crag
   Looking south.
   Peregrine, Kestrel and 2 singing Whitethroats new in.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Merthyr mawr moths from last night, PP+GMT.

    Least black arches
    Shoulder stripe
    Pine beauty
    Ypsolopha mucronella (4th county record)

    25 species in all, with 8 new for the site.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Llangynwyd moth light last night.

    Oak beauty
    Early thorn
    Early tooth striped
   D. subpurpurella.
   12 species in total.