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May 2010

Feeding Time @ Nest Cam!

Posted by Gareth Bonello on 20 May 2010

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The chicks are half asleep and huddling together for warmth

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A returning parent lets out a call that lets the chicks know it's time to open wide! This send them into a frenzy of chirping, gaping and jostling for the best position

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A returning parent lets out a call that lets the chicks know it's time to open wide! This send them into a frenzy of chirping, gaping and jostling for the best position

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The adults have plenty of mouths to feed!

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Take a look at the series of photos of our nesting Great Tit family taken by the nest cameras!

Moth Night

Posted by Gareth Bonello on 19 May 2010

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Nut Tree Tussock (Photo © David Painter)

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Lunar Marbled Brown (Photo © Rosemary Winnall)

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Coxcombe Prominent (Photo © Winston Plowes)

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Small Phoenix (Photo © Jeroen Voogd)

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Thanks to everyone who came to the Moth Night last Saturday. It was the first time we've had a moth night at St Fagans and I found it very interesting. I'll definitely like to do more in the future!

My personal favourite moths on the night were the Lunar Marbled Brown and the Nut-Tree Tussock. Here's a list of all the species we found - thanks to Dave at SEWBReC for this!

Micropterix thunbergella

Eriocrania subpurpurella

Agonopterx cf heracliana

Capua vulgana

Dark-barred Twinspot Carpet

Small Phoenix

Golden-rod Pug

Mottled Pug

Brimstone

Coxcomb Prominent

Lunar Marbled Brown

Flame Shoulder

Common Quaker

Hebrew Character

Nut-tree Tussock

Pictures and loads more info on moths can be found at UK Moths

Chicks at St Fagans!

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 13 May 2010

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13/05/10 Mum and Dad feeding the chicks

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Captured on 19/04/2010 09:11:38 Gathering soft furnishings - sheep hair.

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Captured on 19/04/2010 09:47:31

Follow our Great Tit nest box camera at St Fagans!http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/2736/

Eight eggs were laid on the 27th of April and finally hatched yesterday. The chicks are so small you can only really see them when they open their mouths. Mr & Mrs Great Tit are now very busy feeding their family in the woodlands at St.Fagans.

 

 

 

 

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