Adeiladu tŷ crwn - mae'r gwaith yn parhau
Rydym ni wedi bod wrthi'n gosod y trawslathau yr wythnos hon. Dyma fydd yn cynnal y to gwellt. Mae diddordeb mawr gen i yn y broses hon. Roedd Dafydd, Tim ac Andy yn ddigon caredig i adael i mi helpu! Byddaf yn y Pentref rhwng dydd Llun a dydd Iau yn ystod hanner tymor. Dewch draw i weld y gwaith.
Some sad news
One of the peregrine chicks has died. We are now down to three chicks in the nest.
Staff, and our peregrine-cam visitors, noticed yesterday that there were only two chicks in the nest. So our first thought was that we had lost two!
Luckily the third chick returned to the nest in the evening after having been on a journey around the clock tower ledge.
Today the RSPB project officer has spent the day looking for the fourth chick, but to no avail. It seems unlikely that the chick is still alive.
One possible explanation is that the chick was the weakest of the four, and that the hot weather over the last few days has been too much for it to cope.
The three remaining chicks look very healthy and have a very good chance of surviving, particularly as the weather seems to be getting cooler.
Feeding time at the peregrine nest
Last week our Museum photographer took some stunning pictures of the peregrines from the Museum's roof. We hired a 600mm F4 lens with a 2x converter to enable us to zoom in to the nest.
Here are some images of the 4 chicks and the parents feeding the chicks.
Amser Swper @ Nyth Cam!
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!
Agonopterx cf heracliana
Dark-barred Twinspot Carpet
Lunar Marbled Brown
Pictures and loads more info on moths can be found at UK Moths
Cywion yn Sain Ffagan!
Dilynwch ein camera nyth i weld y Titw Mawr yn Sain Ffagan!
Cafodd wyth wy eu dodwy ar 27 Ebrill, ac fe ddeoron nhw ddoe o’r diwedd. Mae’r cywion mor fach nid oes modd eu gweld ond pan maent yn agor eu cegau. Mae Mr a Mrs Titw Mawr yn brysur yn bwydo eu teulu yn y goedwig yn Sain Ffagan.
Adeiladu tŷ crwn - creu to
Rwy'n dechrau teimlo'n gyffrous nawr a'r adeilad yn magu to. Gallwch chi ddychmygu sut siap fydd arno pan fydd Dafydd a'r criw wedi gorffen y gwaith.
Roedd digon i Dafydd feddwl amdano. Aeth y chwech traws cyntaf i fyny yn eithaf di ffwdan ond wedyn roedd yn rhaid ystyried y lle gorau i osod y trawstiau cadwynog. Penderfynodd Dafydd eu gosod y tu allan i'r prif drawstiau. I wybod pam darllenwch ei ddyddiadur
Aeth y llwyth nesaf o drawstiau i fyny'n eithaf cyflym. Roedden nhw wedi cael eu rhicio fel bod modd iddynt fachu'r gadwyn. Llinyn wedi ei dario sy'n eu rhwymo ynghyd. Gosododd Dafydd ail gyfers o drawstiau cadwynog tua gwaelod y to. Cyn hir fe fyddwn yn gosod y to gwellt.
Darllenwch ddyddiadur Dafydd http://www.theroundhouse.org/dafsdiary.htm
Feeding time for the Peregrine chicks
Some superb views of the adults feeding the 4 chicks today.
After last year's disappointment having 4 chicks this year is fantastic and they all look very healthy.
They are growing rapidly so keep watching to see how they are doing.
Art cart Passports
The idea of making passports came from the Italians in Wales exhibition (which has just finished in Oriel 1). The exhibition contained lots of personal stories and we therefore decided to create passports on the artcart so that the children taking part could think about where they and their family have come from, where they have visited and where they woudl like to go. Once finished, the passports were stamped with a St Fagans: National History Museum stamp for offical reasons.....
I hope you enjoy the pictures below, apologies for the poor quality of my photography but the lighting is quite subdued in the gallery!
Art Cart - Passports
Thank you to everyone who came to the art cart over the bank holiday weekend to make passports. There was some fantastic work and i'll be putting up some more pictures as soon as possible!