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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Odd thing at Pwll Penarth

A Yellow Bellied Slider was at Pwll Penarth today. Looked to be in good health and one of the biggest I have seen.
 You just never know what will show up!
 

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Salmon on the Weir

Just a few record shots of the salmon on the weir at Pwll Penarth will try again next weekend
 



Sunday, 14 October 2012

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

Contact

Had a message that someone was trying to get hold of me and this person was a Birder but no name, sorry been away.
contact details are phil_d_owen@yahoo.co.uk or Mob 07980681196

Sunday, 9 September 2012

LCyD Dragonfly

Migrant Hawkers we believe - very 'active' today

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Flutterbies

Not my speciality but loads of Peacocks up the Ridgeway today - heather just out, lovely light, works for me!
And from the garden when got home - a rather nice Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sloworm

3 female Sloworms at Pwll Penarth today it was nice to see them all very close together should be seeing young ones soon

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Llyn Coed-y-dinas


Fed up with bird images with sticks, leaves and reeds in front of them, this was the only image which was clear of obstruction.  800mm well cropped. Not sure what the 'drone' is.

Sunday, 5 August 2012



Thought it was about time I put a post on. Had a ten minute wander into Powys Castle grounds, very busy but managed a few shots.

A quick hour

Went to Pwll Penarth for a hour it was very quiet but did see a sloworm in the same ares as usual and had a little visitor in the first hide.




Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Dark Giant Horsefly

Dark Giant Horsefly (Tabanus Sudeticus) This is the heaviest fly in Europe it is about 1 inch long, You would not want to get bitten by on of these.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Back to Pwll Penarth

Grass Snakes showing well in the early morning sun and unfortunately 2 Mink were seen in front of the 2nd hide

Grass Snake


Mink

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pwll Penarth

A lot of the same at Pwll Penarth with 1 new find for me.

Common Toad


Grass Snake


Ringlet


Slow Worm



Sunday, 15 July 2012

Love days like these

At Pwll Penarth again 3 Otters were seen swimming in front of the first hide


In the afternoon 4 Grass Snakes were seen


Lots of common Frogs



And 1 very large Common Toad


Never thought I would see it again but the Mole was out again this afternoon and managed to get a grab shot this time.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Big Butterfly Count

Today sees the launch of the Big Butterfly count; you have three weeks to find some good weather!

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Butterflies

Comma


Ringlet


Ringlet


Green-veined White


All seen at Pwll Penarth this morning also seen were Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood and Orange Tip

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Along the canal again

I believe I am right with my identification of these three

A Large Red Damselfly



A Meadow Brown 



Azure Damselfly


Speckled Wood Butterfly


A Speckled Wood flying around by the canal



Friday, 6 July 2012

Pwll Penarth Yesterday

Wolf Spider


Male White-legged Damselfly


Female White-legged Damselfly


Can't make my mind up on this any Ideas?

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Pwll Penarth

More of the usual stuff seen today, Lots of common frogs about had to keep your eye fixed to the ground as they were jumping everywhere and some like the one pictured just relying on camouflage.


A White-legged Damselfly


A Speckled Wood


Walked up the hill by the weir to look for grass snakes 2 were seen together still no photo but will keep trying.
At the top of the hill had my eyes on the ground to dodge the frogs and see the snakes and came across a Mole eating a Slug was completly taken in the moment and just got on my hands and knees and watched it and totally forgot about the camera, bet I will never see that again.