1 Apr 20


A few more additions to my garden bird list today with Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon and Stock Dove. Total now standing at 30. Still no hirundines though.

All the usual suspects were in the garden again, the Mining Bees, Furrow Bees, Buff-tailed Bumblebees, a Peacock Butterfly, a 7-Spot Ladybird and the Common Green Shieldbug. A new one today though was was a Common Fruit Fly

Here are a few images and videos from today:

This Robin was in my neighbours Buckthorn and in...........

...........good voice.

Lots of these Mining Bees out today.

There numbers seem to have doubled in two days.

Here is one that stayed still long enough for a short video

A Common Fruit Fly

And here it is making lots of wing movements. Not sure if its displaying or just stretching those wings.

The Common Green Shieldbug in its usual resting place. At least its moved 180° degrees

And a mystery fly. One to ID another day.

Garden Birds Recorded since 24 Mar are: Sparrowhawk, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Pheasant, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Willow Warbler, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch. Total of 30

Butterflies Recorded: 1 Peacock

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

Hoverflies Recorded: Syrphus sp.

Flies, Gnats and Midges Recorded: Common Fruit Fly (Tephritis bardanae) and a fly sp.

Bugs and Beetles Recorded: 7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) and a Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina)

On this day..........
Today's Sightings Here.

Today's Sightings Here.