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Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Cast of many thousands
If you want to see butterflies you could do a lot worse than visiting the Blaenserchan Valley at the moment. This evenings stroll witnessed many thousands of common blue, probably the biggest hatch in living memory! Also on offer were a few tatty dingy skipper, a green veined white, small heath, common heath moth and a sliver y. On the coleoptera front several bloody nosed beetles were noted with purpose in their stride, making hast along the disused pit road.
Birdwise, a successful first brood of stonechat showed well, cuckoo,redstart,tree pipit, garden warbler, redpoll and linnet were also in fine voice.