A Glorious day today with lots of sunshine and quite warm in sheltered spots. I was completing my second round of TTV's for a tetrad of mine. This tetrad is situated between Cimla and Cwmavon. Lots of birds were singing and Spring was in the air, but I was surprised to see a Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta flying past and settling on some Ivy Hedera helix to warm up. A little later a Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni was seen in flight not far from the Red Admiral.
Pair of Crossbill, 80 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare were the best of the birds. Also rather unusually 6 adult Ross's Goose circling around Hawdref-fawr. This behavior and the fact that this species is often kept in captivity suggests to me they must be a feral flock. If I'd seen them yesterday on the Neath river I'd be a lot more excited! Probably saved my blushes!!