Monday, 8 June 2015

Montpelier Park

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.
Tree  Bumblebee

Hedge Woundwort

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