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What's outside


My cat likes to go for a walk in the ivy and eat the grass.

Mae fy cath yn hoffi mynd am dro yn yr eiddew a fwyta y glaswellt.




Heddiw - Today.

Melyn brych - speckled yellow.

Glesyn cyffredin (benywaidd) - (female) Common blue.

Cheers J.P.


Hyfryd iawn, JP! :slightly_smiling_face:


Heddiw - Today.

Mursen fawr wych - Banded demoiselle.

Llyseuen lliwgar - Colourful aphids,
(dw’i ddim yn gwybod rhwyogaeth - i don’t know the species).
(click on photos for full size).

Cheers J.P.


Interesting. The buzzards near us do not like kites. There were a pair of kites who seemed to be taking interest in a nesting site next to the garden last year, but they were constantly harassed by the buzzards and eventually found somewhere else. Perhaps our buzzards are harder than your buzzards (or our kites are wimps!)


We live on the Montgomeryshire canal and have seen a buzzard and kite locked together in the air. I think it was a draw as they eventually separated and went their own way.


I know nothing about hawks, buzzards, kites, kestrels but, whilst standing on a roof opposite London’s Charing Cross Station in the past hour, I noted this going on. Not a brilliant pic but I have always wanted to post something in the ‘What’s Outside’ thread of this forum!! Not sure the pigeons will be as excited.


Strumble Head, dydd Sul - Clochdar y Cerrig (gwrywaidd) … Strumble Head, Sunday - Stonechat (male).


So that’s where you were :smiley:


Oeddwn @JohnYoung - I started in Caerfyrddin, at a conference on Brenin Arthur, but managed to get around the south-west corner of Wales before returning home.

Strumble Head


Yr wythnos hon - this week.

Amser golchi - Wash time.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Larvae buwch goch rhywogaeth - Larva of ladybird species.

Cheers J.P.


Swans on the Montgomery canal near Four Crosses


Lovely pic @fiona-clough, would love to see your horses too!


Will try and put one up but it took me ages to work out how to upload them being a techy novice.


Neithiwr ar lan yr Afon Tweed … teullu Alarch Dof - Last night by the River Tweed … a Mute Swan family …

ac teulu Hwyaden Ddanheddog - and a Goosander family.


Heddiw - Today.

Draenog - Hedgehog.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Pryf hofran - hover fly.

Dau mursen las gyffredin - two common blue damselflies.

Cheers J.P.


Bee Orchid, Ophrys apifera.
I’m not sure if this translates straightforwardly as tegeirian gwenyn or if it is usually called something else.
Seen unexpectedly today.


Cyw titw tomos las yn yr ardd - blue tit chick in the garden

Inside not outside - Scaeva pyrastri, pied hoverfly - pry hofran

Y gog ger y ty - the cuckoo by the house

Iâr fach lygadog yn yr ardd - peacock butterfly in the garden

Draenen wen ar ddechrau storm - Hawthorn at the beginning of a storm
The hawthorn has had a spectacular spring in North Wales this year and has been very much in abundance.