Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Hoverflies top the medals table
At Fairlawn Road today there was a fine collection of hoverflies, including at least 1 Volucella zonaria, a V. pellucens, a probable Eristalis arbustorum (a first for the patch) and a couple more I'm trying to ID. Butterflies included a Peacock and 2 Holly Blue. Birds included calling Chiffchaff and Blackcap.
At St Andrews Park there was another probable E. arbustorum, a Helophilus pendulus and a 'Syrphus' hoverfly. Two Speckled Wood were basking on leaves in the wildlife hedge. Another Volucella zonaria landed on my leg next to the pond and at least 1 Azure Damselfly was nearby. A Goldcrest called near the pond. Weirdly, I could hear a Peregrine but not see it somewhere over Effingham Road!
Not much to report at the station other than 4 Large White and about 6 House Sparrows.