Monday, 3 September 2012


This afternoon were 2 Common Blues and a Meadow Brown on the cutting, single Speckled Woods at Simons Grove, Stony Path and community garden. 10 or so Long-tailed Tits, Blue and Great Tits and a Chiffchaff and Jay at Simons Grove.

Common Blue

Ichneumon sp.
 Hoverflies inc. Myathropa florea (brook) Lots of Helophilus pendulus and Eristalis spp.

A nice Ichneumon plus a solitary bee I'm trying to ID. Flowers included Hedgerow Cranesbill and Black Horehound.

Hedgerow Cranesbill

Black Horehound
At Fairlawn Road there were a couple of Dark Bush-crickets and masses of Dock Leaf Bugs. Two Ravens flew over the top of St Andrews Road.

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