4 May 18


It seems a long time ago but on this day back in 1976 I joined the RAF. Where does the time fly.

May 1976 - May 2009

That's enough of that, today was all about giving the garden a face lift after the winter storms. Very therapeutic tidying up the flower beds, cutting the grass and a bit of pruning.

And whilst I was out in the garden there was plenty of wildlife keeping me company with several House Martins heading north, a Common Buzzard upsetting the local Carrion Crows, both Blackcap & Willow Warbler singing from the local gardens and lots of different bee species buzzing about.

Some new bees for me were 2 Ashy Mining Bees (Andrena cineraria) and 2 Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis). Also about Common Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax), Honeybees and a Gooden's Nomad Bee (Nomada goodeniana)
Here are a few images from today.

A Common Buzzard passes over the garden.

A Honeybee in the Cherry Tree

An Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) Also known as the Grey Mining Bee

Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis) with parasites.

Gooden's Nomad Bee (Nomada goodeniana)

Common Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)

And the new pond and rockery.