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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


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!

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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