Saturday, 20 April 2013

Latest observations

Great to see the first brimstone butterfly and bee-flies today, hawking from one primrose flower to another (they're quite late really), with blackcaps, willow warblers and native birds singing...and maybe even a distant cuckoo.  The odd bluebell was flowering along the cycle track where sunny and warm.

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Bee-fly - courtesy of Wikipedia
Bee-flies are interesting as they mimic bees but have no sting as they are flies!  They're a real sign of spring seeking early nectar.

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