Monthly Archives: August 2010

Shooting Stars, Meteors and the Perseids

The recent meteor shower  was a great celestial occasion for both viewing and photography. In this post I hope to explain what causes the ‘shooting star’ displays and illustrate how they appear to radiate from a particular point in the night sky. I’ve been waiting for a clear sky...


Tranquil Waters

We’re lucky enough to have several RSPB  reserves locally; the nearest one being Ynys-Hir . I try to visit them as often as possible but probably don’t make as much use of them as I might. And I guess that’s what this post is about, a quick mention for Ynys-Hir...


Pipistrelle – Bat Report

Spent a few enjoyable hours recording bat calls last night – here’s a report on some of our insect eating friends, including some recordings to listen to:  Date: 3rd August 2010  Sunset: 9:05pm  Duration: 9:00pm to 12:10am  Location: Foel Friog   Weather: 100% Overcast, quite a dark night; 14degC; occasional...