Common Carder Bee on Sage
White-tailed Bumblebee on Green Alkanet
Burnet Campion on Bird's-foot-trefoil
Cinnabar on our planted Yellow Rattle
Black-tailed Skimmer (First ones out today)
The Meadowland on the mound is beginning to flower
Joined up today with Bioregional who were taking part in a Bumblebee Conservation Trust survey http://bumblebeeconservation.org/. We had a look round the Horse Field and found quite a few feeding on the flowering plants.
Also quite a few other insects about including some day flying moths and the first dragonflies of the year.
On the bird front (lest we forget what this blog is supposed to be about) I had a Red Kite go south this morning and a Peregrine from the obs, a Hobby in the afternoon and yesterday evening there were about 70 Swifts flying around the lake.