Monday, 22 July 2013

Lucky Walk

I was asked to look after my friend's 10 year old son Logan today while the family went to a funeral .  I asked Logan want he fancied doing and he said how about a walk up the mountain.  No problem there so I drove down to the " Giant's Tooth " in Abercynon and we then walked back towards Mountain Ash to the top of " Tumpy ".
Usual small selection of birds were seen but had my first Cynon Valley Kestrel of the year and the unusual sight of a Tree Pipit banging what looked like a large caterpillar against a wall.
Butterflies were a different story, there were everywhere Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Small Whites, Brimstones, Small Tortiseshells, a few Dark Green Fritillary, Red Admiral, Small Heath and best of all, at least double figures of Marbled White. Speaking to the two Martin's they said that they hadn't seen any around here. Martin Bevan said that he only knows of two single sightings in Cynon Valley. Would be nice if this is the start of a colonisation of the two valleys.

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