Saturday, 27 July 2013

North Wales Wildlife

My first week at Wales went rather smoothly, I saw plenty of butterflies, moths (especially) and birds. The reason I put moths down as especially is because I caught a lot, due to me taking my moth trap; here is a few listed species (not all of them) : Garden Tiger, Yellow Tail, Lesser Broad Bordered Under wing, Broad Bordered Under Wing, Large Emerald, Magpie, Poplar Hawk moth and Blood Vein; they're just a few.

Here are just a few pictures of what wildelifeI have seen and what I have been up to!!! 


A visit to Grandma's friend Irene's amazing garden.

Honey Bee

 Juvenile Great Tit


 Damsel Fly




And it was great to see a lesser spotted Keith again.


  1. Nice trip for you Findlay. Good garden for ringing too - get some nets up. Not so sure about the hairy caterpiller.

  2. Looks like you're having a great time in Wales Findlay, with lots of wildlife to see and photograph!

    You do know that a Lesser Spotted Keith is a mega rare species, don't you? I hope you put a ring on it and logged seeing it to all the relevant recorders?...[;o)

  3. KEITH!!! the best spotting of all! :D

    the snapping turtles might travel down the creek that runs along our property boundary. when we get heavy rains, they might get caught up in the current and travel along the stream from nearby farm ponds.

  4. You've got some great pictures there Findlay. Not sure about the last one though lol

    It was good to see you and your brother at your Grandma's

  5. Great blog Findlay ,the fish is a "dace" great photos too

  6. amazing photo of the trout and Ringlet and I can not forget about the COMMA.

  7. Isn't it great when you have a wonderful Grandma like yours, who also lives where you can add another dimension to your hobby!! I was lucky enough, when I was your age, to have a lovely Grandma too. Her back garden ended at a busy railway line. I was a train spotter at that time, and I loved visits to her!

    Super post Findlay!

  8. Lovely pictures, Findlay!
    They show your passion about nature!
    The best is the "Lesser spotted Keith"! LOL!
    Love your sense of humour!
    Enjoy your afternoon!

  9. HI Findlay... That is an amazing garden you Grandma's friend has , but not my kind of garden, I like a more natural one with lots if flowers ; )
    Wonderful set of photo's of so many different things!!
    Love that Comma shot, we have one called the Question Mark!!
    A very rare spices the "Lesser Spotted Keith", I think you did well there... : )

  10. Well done, Findlay. A lovely account of your recent work.

  11. Fantastic Findlay... you captured some wonderful wildlife shots. Lovely to hear you met up with Keith again.

  12. Great images Findlay, it looks like you're having a great time in Wales

  13. Good to see Keith there, he just can't keep away from Wales - can't say I blame him! I'm sure you're making the most of being able to explore your passion to the full during the summer hols, look forward to hearing what you get up to. Have fun!

  14. Fish looks like a Rudd to me. Silver with bright red findlays. I Mean fins :)

  15. Great shots! I like the Siskin and the Blackbird!

  16. Great series, although I'm not certain about the spotted Keith. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. Lovely garden shots and the birds are beautiful! Great post, Findlay!

  18. A terrific series Findlay!

  19. Excellent write up and pics Findlay , i have put a link to your blog from mine , hope that is ok .

  20. I think that could be the Shaggy Kevin - but I am probably wrong!

    Nice pictures.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: I added another image to the WBW - I forgot last night!

  21. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing :)

  22. Great shots - I love that first butterfly. Looks like you are making the most of your time in Wales.

  23. Beautiful pictures of the birds and butterflies.
    Last picture is nice.

  24. Thank you for sharing your experiences! Wonderful photos of all the creatures!