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I seem to have a ‘blonde’ deryn y to in the garden lately - it’s much paler than all the usual ‘brunettes’!
I’ve never seen another one this colour before - how common is it, I wonder? Any ideas @Cetra?

I’ve also had this handsome young dudwy visit a couple of times


I love Skomer!


Heddiw - Today.

Pidyn y gog - Lords and ladies.

Gweirloyn y perthi - Gatekeeper.

Criciedyn hirgorn roesel - Roesel’s bush cricket.
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Cheers J.P.


Today - Heddiw.

Lindys gwalchyfyn yr helyglys - Elephant hawk moth caterpillar.
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Cheers J.P.


I came across a couple of those in my garden in Llandysul a couple of years ago - fascinating things! Wish I’d seen the moths though!


lindys gwalch-wyfynod helyglys - I’ve had the green version in my garden this year, first time I’ve ever seen the green type!


and so pretty in any language


Not outside but probably should be…

Sioncyn y gwair?
Ceiliog y Rhedyn

I think it’s actually a cricket not a grasshopper but they have cuter names

Criciedyn or cricsyn which the dictionaries give me is less endearing :wink:


Dychmygwch fy syndod pan welais y cyfle hwn i dynnu llun yr wythnos diwethaf.
Imagine my surprise when i saw this photo opportunity last week.

Cheers J.P.


We moved to Pembrokeshire three weeks ago and two or three nights after arriving we noticed the moon appearing through the hedge/field boundary. It was an emotional moment which this snap doesn’t do justice to.


Very atmospheric!


Heddiw - Today.

Gwifwrnmydden y gors - Guelder rose.

Blodyn yr haul - Sun flower.

Mantell dramor - Painted lady.

Cheers J.P.


Heddiw - Today.

Cap inc carpiog - Shaggy ink cap.

Cheers J.P.


I noticed about six butterflies flying fairly randomly in the garden so grabbed a camera and tried to get a picture of at least one of them. I stood by a shrub which they seemed to be attracted to and finally got a picture of this Red Admiral - iar fach goch.

Unfortunately I didn’t have my mobile phone so was unable to take a selfie of the two which, much to the amusement of my wife, settled on my head.


And your wife couldn’t quickly grab the camera and capture the moment for posterity?:rofl::joy:


Camera shake due to laughing doesn’t help in photography.


True :rofl:


Seen yesterday in grass by a hedgerow - Shaggy Ink Cap/Cap Inc Carpiog maybe?


Spotted between showers in the garden this afternoon.

Coch y Berllan - Bullfinch


Intentional Camera Movement?