28 Mar 20


Another day spent in the back garden and a Pheasant, in neighbouring gardens, was a new species to add to my ever growing list of birds recorded since 24 March. The total so far is 24, with a full list below.

Just a Peacock Butterfly seen today. It landed by the pond briefly, before taking off.

There are still good numbers of Mining Bees in the flower beds and with them a couple of Furrow Bees. Every now and then Buff-tailed Bumblebees were taking shortcuts across the garden to other gardens close by.

My first wasp seen today, presumably a Common Wasp. Unfortunately I couldn't get close to it to see the face markings.

Lots of tiny spiders running around the flower beds which are apparently from the family of Salticidae. The ones in the garden are Sun-jumpers (Heliophanus sp.)
Here are a few images and videos from today:

This very tiny bee I believe is a Bronze Furrow Bee...........

 ..........and not a Southern Bronze Furrow Bee as I first thought.

And another Bronze Furrow Bee.

I'm still pretty sure these are Andrena scotica, Mining Bees.

Another image and below a couple of videos.

A really small spider and extremely fast.

At least it stayed in one spot for a..........

...........couple more photos.

And a different individual. In fact there were several running about in flower beds.Apparently they are Sun-jumpers.

A Common Green Shieldbug

And a White-lipped Banded Snail

Ted and not forgetting........

...........Benji, enjoying the sun in the back garden

Birds Recorded since 24 Mar are: Kestrel, Pheasant, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet and Goldfinch

Today's Garden Wildlife

Butterflies Recorded: Peacock

Bees Recorded: Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), Bronze Furrow Bee (Halictus tumulorum) and Mining Bee (Andrena scotica)

Wasps Recorded: Possible Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Bugs and Beetles Recorded: 1 Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina)

Slugs and Snails Recorded: White-lipped Banded Snail (Cepaea hortensis)

Spiders Recorded: Sun-jumper (Heliophanus sp.)

Woodlice Crustaceans Recorded: Woodlouse sp.
On this day..........
Today's Sightings Here.

Today's Sightings Here.