Saturday, 2 April 2016

Willow Warblers!

On Narroways this morning there were 2 singing Willow Warblers - my first of the spring and great to hear their lovely song! Also 2 Chiffchaffs, a singing Coal Tit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Jays, 2 Chaffinches, a Greenfinch and a single Starling. Hoverflies included several Eristalis pertinax, 1 Eupeodes sp. and 1 Helophilus pendulus. A couple of Buff-tailed Bumblebee around too.

Helophilus pendulus

Buff-tailed |Bumblebee

Another Chiffchaff was showing well at Fairlawn Road.

At the station there was a bit of a butterfly fest with about 3 Green-veined Whites - my first of the year - plus 3 Brimstones and a Comma. There was also a Red-tailed Bumblebee.
Spot the Brimstone

Spot the Comma

A quick wander through St Andrews Park produced a Honey Bee and an Eristalis pertinax hoverfly, both near the pond.
Eristalis pertinax

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