Sunday, 17 May 2015

One, two, five - three reasons to be cheerful

From today,

One Merthyr tick - at long last a Rook. Not sure where it has come from as a check at the former Rookery at Nelson this morning returned a big 0. Perhaps they have moved home.

Two year ticks - Whinchat, 2 on Craig Fargoed, and Spotted Fly - a single at Parc Taf Bargoed and a pair nest building in CCF.

Five PWC year ticks - the spot fly above + a single Wood Warb singing his heart our in CCF, a pair of Stonechat and Linnets by the climbing centre and a Starling over PTB.

Not everything went well - took camera out and it died - no power in the battery - Doh! So no photographic record of two new beetles - my first Tortoise Beetle - Cassida vibex, and a common ground Beetle - Abax parallelepipedus.

To make up a new micro moth from Friday evening -Plain Gold Micropterix calthella, id'd thanks to Paul Parsons who posted a pic of the species on the Llynfi Valley nature blog yesterday. The moth is a dapper little chap, being a uniform gold/bronze with a natty and distinctive ginger fuzz on its head (which can just be made out in my poor photo below).
I also flushed my first Silver Y and Mother of Pearl for the year, the latter when stalking a male Beautiful Demoiselle.

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