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Tuesday, 28 June 2016


A wholly unconfirmed report of turtle dove at Llanishen res per Bird guides.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Iron ore mine llanharry

Not sure about this one common cross ?
Wolf spider with egg sack

Old Iron ore mine Llanharry

25 Bee orchids at the old mine  lots  more common  orchids at this site

kenfig orchids (PLEASE TAKE CARE)

wonderful sight with these M/H just starting to flower


Fen orchids

Fen orchids
While i was there two women walked straight across the spot with six dogs and then walk back again if you go for these you HAVE to take GREAT CARE or go on a guided walk is best

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Broad-billed Sandpiper still this evening from 2nd Hide, although earlier had been seen from Seawall Hide. Also Gypo Goose, Black-wit, Dunlin, Turnstone & Ringed Plover.

Large Blue

Male at rest

Male feeding

large Blue


Large blues

Large Blue


more orchids 2

Wasp orchids
Bee orchids

more wasp

More orchids

butterfly orchids

Out and About in Somerset

Fly Orchids
Bee Orchids

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Report of a White Stork at Bridgend late morning. No details.

Sunday, 5 June 2016


Marsh Frits out at Tonyrefail  plus SPB Frits and a single green hairstreak

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Down west today

Marsh fritts  out today stopped at Llanelli  just to check any late waders with blackwits x30 knot x9  ringed plover X1 lapwings x15 and a male Reeve showing well in the sun
Ruff at Llanelli 

Thursday, 2 June 2016


Savi's warbler  seen briefly 2 cuckoos stopped for a hour after Avon

Fly orchids found by KERI

Avon fly orchids

fly orchid at Avon today first for me found by KERI  after I walked past


Llanilid yesterday include this 3ft fungi,Round leafed wintergreen pyramid orchid invasive three cornered leek.Dragonflies included black tailed skimmer four spotted chaser and a red veined darter I thought I heard a Quail for few seconds  very good views of grass snake small blue butterfly

Monday, 30 May 2016

That Squacco

Lovely bird - just a one day stay - typical!