Wildlife sightings in the Montpelier, St Andrews, St Werburghs and St Pauls areas of Bristol, UK
Sunday, 13 September 2015
My first ever False Widow spider was in the bath this morning. It has been identified on Facebook as a young Steatoda grossa. Excellent stuff, although I re-homed it in the garden!
In St Andrews Park there were a few hoverflies - a Sphaerophoria sp., an Eristalis tenax and a Syrphussp. A caterpillar on one of the paths has been identified on Facebook as possibly that of a Bright-line Brown-eye moth. I have had several adults in the trap over the summer so it would make sense. Also in the park was a calling Chiffchaff near the pond, Great Tit, singing Wren, several Goldfinches and a family of Blackbirds.
In Belvoir Road today there was a Small White butterfly and a party of Long-tailed Tits.