Friday, 21 April 2017

Sewage works Lletty Brongu

Finally some bird sightings of note. 12 Swallow and 1 House Martin feeding over the sewage works. All 3 woodpeckers seen. This is the third site Lesser Spotted Woodpecker has been seen or heard in the valley this spring. Otherwise good numbers of Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. Dipper and Grey Wagtail holding territories on the river. Pheasant in the fields and also later at Bryn Cynan as well.

New blooms for the year in Wood Speedwell, Bluebell and Self-heal (very early).

Slender Groundhopper was new for the valley, though I've a feeling I've seen them before but can't find the record. First day moths of the year in Anthophila fabricana and Micropterix calthella on Marsh Marigold. 12 species of hoverfly with Sphegina clunipes new for the year as well as Rhingia campestris.

 Slender Groundhopper
 Micropterix calthella
 Rhingia campestris
Cheilosia pagana

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