Breeding Yellow Hammer (2 pairs), Pied Wagtail, and, to my surprise, Redstart, in the area of the Beacon Ring.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
After Mark's photos of the very successful Black-Headed Gull breeding success at L. Cyd, and my comment about the huge variety of fledgling plumage, I thought this youngster worthy of comment. Perhaps a geneticist seeing this can tell me what is going on here. The back is, as Ken and I observed, the colour of a Barn Owl, but there is black and white pigment in the tail. If this were a canary, would the cinnamon gene be suggested?
Thursday, June 09, 2016
A scene more reminiscent of spring-time feeders at Mark Wilson's place today. It seems that there are good numbers of breeding Siskin and Lesser Redpoll in the county at present. Also the first juveniles have been around on feeders for past few weeks in some places. Mark also reports Tree Sparrow in Sarn today
Friday, June 03, 2016
The lone male Shelduck at Llyn Coed-y-Dinas was joined by his mate late this afternoon, together with 5 ducklings. As they paddled to the large island, they seemed safe from the Black-Headed Gulls, most of whose chicks are now too large for the Lesser Black Backs to predate. This is obviously not so for the day old ducklings.............