Monday, 27 June 2016

Maesgwynne Valley 27th June.

A large group of noisy fledged birds in the canopy almost like a flock you might suddenly encounter in an Asian forest, mostly tits & a few Robins one still being fed by a parent. On the path down my first Golden Ringed Dragonfly of the year. Archive pic from one a few years ago.

Silver Washed Fritillary

My first Silver Washed Fritillary of the year at Llanychaer this afternoon, also a group of at least 15 Mistle Thrushes.
This morning at Pwllderi a family of Chough 2 adults and 4 young,a male Yellowhammer singing near to the youth hostel. The area were a pair of Dartford Warblers have bred for several years has been mainly cleared of gorse just bracken now,no sign of any birds on the three visits  to the site since the clearing happened.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016


The all red crown of this bird makes it a juvenile, nice they've bred close by.

Flagpoles 14.00

Three Sandwich Terns feeding was quite good for June, nothing else apart from single Greater & Lesser Black Backs & a few Herring Gulls & Oystercatchers.

Sunday, 19 June 2016


The pair of Kingfishers at Llanychaer have fledged at least two and probably three young.
At Rosebush Reservoir yesterday the three young Great Crested Grebes are doing really well they are getting near to the size of there parents.Also at the same site a Green Sandpiper.

Hood winked by old age!

Hmm Richard/Adrian, Dooh! whoops grey cells seem to be falling apart!

Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Hi Cliff

Take a look at Pembs blog 23 April 2011 !

This is your second Strumble Hoodie!

Nice find