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Blaencarau COP
Another warm sunny day for spring but with a strong cold breeze. First Tiger Beetles of the year [4] were out. 4 species of hoverfly seen with Cheilosia albipalpa being new for Caerau. Also a very distinctive tachinid fly in Gonia picea was feeding on dande...

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Drren Woods, Llangynwyd
First blooms of Lesser Celandine, Wood Anemone and Hairy Bittercress of the year and some Willow catkins out. 3 Chiffchaff were singing in the wood canopy. First Syrphus Torvus of the year, otherwise 1 Eristalis tenax and 20 Platycheirus albimanus were the ...

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Parc Slip yesterday
Ventured down Parc Slip for a wander yesterday. 4 Chiffchaffs were seen, 3 were fly-catching from willows on the sunny side of the Fountain Pond and the other was in the trees near the main pool. The rest of the species were either resident or winter leftov...

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Blaencaerau "COP" - and we're off
Warm [17c] spring day with lots of sun, so had a walk around the COP, the only flower in bloom was Coltsfoot. But there were plenty of flies feeding on it including the first three species of hoverfly for me this year in Eristalis tenax [5], Episyrphus balt...

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Estonia Trip report
The Estonia trip report has been added to the trip section on the right hand side of the home page. Just click to view. Tuhu Bog at its bleakest.
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