Archive | July, 2015

Death's head Hawk Moth

Death’s Head Hawk Moth

A rare Death’s Head Hawk Moth was found in one of the moth traps after our inaugural moth trapping event on the Glaslyn yesterday morning. It is a striking moth with a distinctive skull like mark on its thorax, after which it is named, and which has meant that it is celebrated in folklore and […]

Eldest chick's first feed

First Feed

Today the eldest chick fed itself for the first time. Early this afternoon, Mrs G left the nest to chase an intruder. Whilst she was gone Aran, fish in talons, arrived at the nest. Aran waited a while before flying to the french perch and leaving the chicks to it. It didn’t take long before […]

Moths at the Protection Site

Earlier this month two of our night volunteers placed a moth trap at the protection site. Amongst many of the moths trapped were 2 beautiful Elephant Hawk moths, a White Ermine, and Peppered Moth. Here are just a few of the photos that were taken. Thanks to volunteers Ben and Kirstin.

garfish

Well done, Aran!

Early on Tuesday morning Aran returned to the nest with a Garfish! Another great record for Aran and the Glaslyn nest. Mrs G quickly took charge by gripping the Garfish well behind the head and away from those razor sharp teeth. She fed both chicks, ate some herself and then Aran took the remainder away. […]

Aran with a mullet

Ospreys and more ospreys!

Yesterday morning, just before lunchtime, Mrs G left the nest to chase an intruder across the field and over the woods. She didn’t return to the nest at all until 10.25 p.m. last night. Yes, you did read that correctly! The chicks were alone on the nest throughout the afternoon until early evening when Aran […]

Blue 5F

Mystery Bird Identified!

Over the past week or so an unidentified Osprey has taken up residence on the outer fringes of the Glaslyn nest zone, who is sometimes attracting the attentions of another bird! Last Saturday this bird was one of two who intruded intermittently for over two hours, prompting a lot of chipping and mantling behaviour from […]