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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Wind from the south

Improvement in the weather with winds now from the south has brought a large fall of summer visitors. Soon, due to their increasing commonality I won't even bother noting the presence of chiffchaff, willow warbler, house martin and swallow etc. 

At Cwmbran Boating lake yesterday two pair of coot were utilising the unanchored floating islands not seemingly bothered by the drifting of said platforms. Also on the islands were two common sandpiper.

With the widespread lesser celendine now in flower I wasn't surprised to pick up my first spring  bee fly Bombylius major also several comma butterflies were happily alighting on the profusion of yellow flowers.

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