Saturday, 27 April 2013

Butterflies steal the show.

After finishing my survey work I met up with Phil and (our driver) Rob for a hunt for returning migrants. A walk round Rhaslas proved the Blue-headed Wagtail had moved on, but 2 swifts were year birds for Phil and Rob. A walk round Cwm Cadlan only succeeded in picking up a couple of Wheatear. A stop for Coffee and a bite to eat a little further along the road was unsuccessful in locating any Groppers but Rob did find a splendid male Redstart.
After that it was a wander round Aberdare Canal and Tir Founder fields. At least 3 Reed Warblers were singing in the bullrushes at Tir Founder and up to three Whitethoats were located. A Green-veined White along the Canal and a Comma and three Small Tortoiseshells around Tir Founder made it the best day this year for Butterflies.

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