Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Birds and the Bees (and the moths)

 Blackcap (about 20+ of these about at the moment.). The Willow Warblers have moved on, still 1-2 Chiffchaff, no sound of the Sedge Warblers and no increase in Whitethroat since yesterday. Big influx of Blackcap at Dungeness a couple of days ago- maybe birds filtering north?  Another Ring Ouzel today seen by the chaps, first Reed Warbler, 3 LRP. a couple of Yellow Wags, an extra Redshank and a few Buzzards in the hot clear conditions. 
 Marbled Lunar Brown. A bit more interest in the moth trap last night: Nut Tree Tussock, 5 Hebrew Characters, Small and Common Quaker, Early Grey and Double-striped Pug. About 20+ Dyseriocrania subpurpurella by the oaks on Horse Field this morning. 
 Mining bee sp (Adrena sp) Early Mining Bee? 
A colony of these burrowing bees on Bikers- using an area that the Bikers have torn up- Nature!, always makes good. Adrena Flavipes? Are these the same species nesting in the obs garden? Got some Bee mysteries to solve- any help greatly appreciated. 

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