Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Top Llan - bad timing

A walk around top Llangynwyd had to be aborted when the quiet country lanes turned into the M4 after a crash at Coytrahen blocked the main road into Maesteg. Not much in the way of birds, only record of note was a late Platycheirus albimanus on a very late flowering Hogweed plant. First roadkill Hedgehog of the winter was seen at Waun-y-Gilfach and looked like a fresh kill, with blood still weeping out of the carcass, just bad-timing to cross the road with the crash traffic.

Platycheirus albimanus - some males tend to have yellowish markings on the abdomen, contrary to the grey spotted females.

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