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#3869

The Jackdaw - Jac-y=Do is always around

but it was good to see the Song Thrush - Bronfraith back in the garden and building a nest in the ivy.



#3870

Ddoe - Yesterday
I noticed this moth on one of the kitchen windows, so took a picture from inside showing the underside of the insect …

and another from outside which gives the normal view of its back and wings.


I’m hoping @ramblingjohn will be able to identify it.


#3871

Brimstone moth - Melyn Y Drain :slight_smile:


#3872

Diolch Cetra,
I can see that the colour gives it away.


#3873

In the park this frosty morning …


Briallen Fair / Cowslip


#3874

Since the lockdown I’ve been trying to identify the plants in Bute Park using a kids book about wild flowers from 1983 that I found in a charity shop. It’s actually going really well and I hope to post here to try and make the names stick! I forgot to take pictures, but I think this is one of Blodyn y Neidr / Red Champion or Red Catchfly:


I wonder if the Welsh name relates to the fact this plant may have been used to treat snake bites (according to wiki)?


#3875

Thanks Martin the posts on this thread have certainly increased and reinforced my vocabulary.


#3876


Garlleg y Berth / enw Sais yw Garlic Mustard neu Jack by the Hedge / Lladin yw Alliaria petiolata.

Mae planhygion ma yn fwytadwy, medden nhw - ond, sai’n ei hoffi i fod yn onest. Mae’n blasu fel paracetomol heblaw blasu bach o garlleg i fi! They say this plant is edible, but I do not like it to be honest. It tastes like paracetomol except for a small garlic taste to me!


#3877

Llwynog yn fy nghardd bore 'ma :slight_smile:


#3878

Heddiw - today.


Castanewydden y meirch - Horse chestnut.


Lyndis gwyfyn teigr ol-adain goch - caterpillar of scarlet tiger moth.

Cheers J.P.


#3879

I am so glad this thread was mentioned in the newsletter. I love it!


#3880


Gorthyfail / enw Sais yw Cow Parsley / Lladin yw Anthriscus sylvestris.


#3881

Ddoe - Yesterday


Great Tit - Titw Mawr


#3882


Gwlanblu / Enw Sais yw Dandelion Seeds (I think!)


#3883

Neithiwr - Last night on the river bank:


White Deadnettle - Marddanhadlen Wen, with Cleavers (known locally as Sticky Willy) - Gwylydd y Perthi and the large leaves and pink flowers of Butterbur - Dail Tryfon.


Greater Stitchwort - Bara Can a Llaeth which, if I’ve learned any Welsh, is White Bread and Milk. Please correct me if I’m wrong.


#3884

Heddiw - Today.


Mulfran ar camlas - Cormorant on canal.


Rosyn - Rose.

Cheers J.P.


#3885

Neithiwr - Last night on the river bank …


Broom - Banadl, with Elder - Ysgawen at the bottom right, by the old fence post, and Hawthorn - Draenen Wen on the upper right.


#3886

Neithiwr ar lan yr afon - Last night on the river bank


Chaffinch - Ji-binc
ac yn fy ngardd
Robin Robin - Robin Goch

ond faint o frogaod? - but how many frogs?


#3887

Heddiw - Today. copyn alert added.


Dant y llew - dandelions.


Copyn hela - Nursery web spider.


Tarianbryf - sheild bug.


Mursen fawr dywyll - Beautiful demoiselle damselfly.

Cheers J.P.


#3888

Why has it taken me so long to look at this thread, I love it. Trying to get words to stick can be tricky though. I need to try more. Diolch. :slight_smile: