Monday, 31 July 2017

Breeding Gadwall !

 Female Gadwall with young. According to the Birds of Beddington (2010) the last breeding record at the farmlands was in 2004. 
 Female Gadwall fighting off a juvenile gull (Yellow-legged?)  trying to attack the chicks 
Tufted Ducks- the first couple of broods have appeared. A few interesting bugs at the farmlands recently: 
 Wax moth 
 Common Wave
Volucella inanis- if I'm not mistaken. Looked smaller than Volucella zonaria (Hornet Hoverfly) with more black at the tip of the abdomen 

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