Friday 9th March
Visited Mynydd Mawr, Uwchmynydd where I noted a
Sunday 18th March
With a cold WNW blowing and heavy wintry showers I
ventured out along the lane to Graig Fawr, across the heath – where two
Yellowhammer/Bras Melyn and five Stonechat/Clochdar y Cerrig were seen -
then down through the woods at Garth to Porth Neigwl.
Offshore a small gull roost was forming, with the
odd Shag/Mulfran Werdd, Cormorant/Mulfran and Grey Seal/Morlo Llwyd. The
eroding cliffs have finally taken the old Raven/Cigfran nest into the sea
here. Plenty of Primroses/Briallu were a welcome sign of spring in the
fields by Rhuol.
Walking back up through Plas-yn-Rhiw the Rook/Ydfran
colony was busy with at least 50 nests counted. The usual Green
Woodpecker/Cnocell Werdd called nearby – this has to be one of the best
sites for this species in Gwynedd.
Tuesday 20th March
I took a cold evening walk over Mynydd y Graig,
with the most interesting observation a party of 12 Pied/White Wagtails
Siglen Fraith/Siglen Wen that flew in and roosted in thick gorse on the
I’ve never seen them roosting in such habitat
before – usually associating roost sites with trees or buildings in urban
Wednesday 21st March
This afternoon saw me wandering along the exposed
low water mark with a group of friends at Porth Neigwl collecting edible
seaweed. Although unsure of some of the species we all agreed that the
ones we collected were very tasty!
Packed with all manner of nutrients it was
refreshing not to have to pay extortionate prices for a small packet from
the health food shops.
Saturday 31st March
Today was sunny and clear but with a cold NE
blowing. I wandered the fields by the house feeling tired after a recent
bug. Still, two Lizard/Madfall y Coed were seen along the cloddiau
and the first Peacock/Y Peunog butterfly of the year was recorded as well
as a Small Tortoiseshell/Iâr Fach Amryliw.