Thursday, 6 August 2015

Bryn Du Take Two

I went for a walk tonight to see Mark's Round Leaved Wintergreen and when I was there I found this fly which turned out to be Sicus Ferrugineus and new to me. I thought it was deformed but when I checked the photo it's not at all .
I also found this on some Hogweed and have no idea what it is.

It was nice to see some butterflies out, I found this Grayling sunning itself in the evening sunshine. Last of all after walking for five minutes to get a signal and getting hold of Mark, he gave me pretty good directions I found them and like he said they stood out like a sore thumb. I walked passed them twice before I picked them up and yes blind as a bat comes to mind. I also managed to see Mark's Southern Hawker Dragonfly and also found my first Common Blue Damselfly of the year. There were some birds about and I got a Willow Tit and a Male Crossbill .


  1. Glad you found them. I had something like that Sicus yesterday afternoon, when I stopped off on the Maerdy mountain on my way back fro a job in Ferndale. When I have loaded the pics onto the PC, I'll post them. I also saw two of the migrant hoverfly, Scaeva pyrastri. I had hoped for Black Darter, but had no luck; seeing only Emerald Damselflies.
    As for the mystery Hogweed thing, it looks a bit like a pair of slugs have been having it away on there and deposited a load of slime in the process.

  2. cheers mark and makes sence