Thursday, 19 July 2012

A thrash around St Pauls

A lovely sunny morning - yes that's right, sunny - so I checked out St Pauls Park. Not much birdlife in evidence because the council were cutting the grass, but a Woodpigeon was strutting around on the green and a Wren was heard alarm-calling. In the grounds of the church were several flowers of Catsear (although by the evening they had succumbed to the mower. Why oh why are the council so obsessed with mowing everything in sight every 5 minutes?)

No much in Portland Square other than a juvenile Blackbird and parent.

In the cemetery there were several hoverflies around including Spahaerophoria scripta and Eristalis pertinax. Also a couple of Large Red-tailed Bumblebees and a Common Carder Bee along with several Honey Bees. Some Woodlice under some bark. The most unusual thing was a Yellow Dung Fly which I normally associate with cowpats!

Common Carder Bee

Yellow Dung Fly

Eristalis pertinax
Large Red-tailed Bumblebee 
Sphaerophoria scripta

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