Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Monday, 8 June 2015
It was good to see Hedge Woundwort in flower in the park this morning. Young Blackbirds could be heard in the Hawthorn hedge near the Old Vicarage and a Wren sang. A Tree Bumblebee visited the Green Alkanet flowers - the bee looked very much like a Common Carder Bee at first with lots of pale hairs on the abdomen, but its white tail meant it had to be a Tree Bumblebee. I wonder if it was just an old and grizzled specimen? The wings showed definite signs of wear. There was also a Marmalade Hoverfly and tantalising glimpses of a bee or wasp which didn't settle but looked very interesting.