23 October 2010

Stonechats bouncing back

 It's been pleasing to see reasonably good numbers of Stonechats around lately. Although undoubtedly some are migrants, there are plenty of locally bred birds, so hopefully the winter will be kinder than last year and the population will be allowed to recover. This bird was one of three at the Afan rivermouth on the 20th October.

Also in NPT this late Brown Argus was feeding on Hawkweed Oxtongue (Picris hieracioides) at Port Talbot on 17th October. Only two days earlier than the latest county record.

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