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Many more spring arrivals
The weather since I last posted a blog has deteriorated somewhat; from balmy March days to rather changeable conditions, though there is now a hint of warmth in the sun. Migrants have appeared in some numbers with willow warblers singing from every patch of suitable ground. Pied flycatchers are back...
12 Apr 2012
Signs of spring
With slightly warmer weather, though still a rather chilly easterly wind, a few migrants have started to appear. The first sand martins were seen last Saturday and a few chiffchaffs have started to sing around the reserve. A pipistrelle bat was seen this lunch-time near the new boardwalk and butterflies...
16 Mar 2011
A double celebration
This week sixteen cadets from 1429 Squadron came to Ynys-hir to plant 70 trees in celebration of the 70 th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps and 100 years of the RSPB in Wales. They planted a mixture of crab apple, alder buckthorn, blackthorn and hawthorn to create a dense scrub area to provide shelter...
26 Feb 2011
Speckled woods and other butterflies
Despite the rather cold recent weather this spring has been a very good one for our butterflies. The cold winter, which kills the parasites on over-wintering caterpillars, helped as did a very warm April and most of May. Early sightings included peacock, red admiral and comma with brimstone very close...
1 Jun 2011
Small copper butterfly
17 Sep 2011
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