29 May 18

Easton and Wakeham

What a contrast in the weather with cloudy and windy conditions replacing the lovely warm sun we had been enjoying over the past few days. The only real highlight was a pair of Swifts over Easton.

In the back garden and inside the conservatory several Marmalade Hoverflies (Episyrphus balteatusa). On the wall a 7-spot Ladybird and a bee which I think is an Andrena scotica landed on a leaf on the Cherry Tree which allowed me to get a real close-up before it flew off.

On the neighbours chimney pot the Herring Gulls are now feeding a hungry chick.

A Marmalade Hoverfly.

It's not often you can freeze a shot of them, let alone focus on them.

I believe this is one of the Andrenidae species.

And could well be an Andrena scotica 

Hopefully I will be able to get the correct ID.

A 7-spot Ladybird

And finally the Herring Gulls have a hungry mouth to feed on the neighbours chimney pot.