I went up the old Parish road last night, it was great to be out, dry and yes a bit of heat. I walked up past the old ponds and found these Peacock caterpillar feeding on nettles. I heard a Grasshopper Warbler singing away, I started my search but could not find it and each time I moved to try and get a better angle it stopped and went silent, so after 30 minutes of my dog moaning I give up and left him in peace.
I also found this tiny Ladybird which turned out to be a Ten Spotted Ladybird and one which I think is new too me.
I also found this and thought it could be a leaf miner but dont real know so open too any offers. It was on Elm. Also this Comma was enjoying the warm sunlight.
I went back to the wood where there was large number of Broad Leaved Helleborine and I found some were starting to flower. It seems a strange place for this flower to be as it's in a pine wood .
This is the area where the Gropper was, there were lots of Linnets and Meadow Pipits to keep me on my toes. Last of all I was down the river this morning in Robertstown where I found a female Goosander on the river it seems early for this bird too be back on the Cynon