Sunday, 12 June 2016

Narroways - the sequel!

Another wander at lunchtime today. There was a strange bird call coming from Simon's Grove which sounded like a possible young Sparrowhawk - worth keeping an eye out if you are in the area. Also 1 Common Blue butterfly, 2 Marbled White on cutting, an Azure Damselfly near Boiling Wells entrance, hoverflies including Marmalade Fly, Myathropa florea and Cheilosia illustrata and several Tree Bumblebees.
Tree Bumblebee

Cheilosia illustrata

Common Blue

Marbled White

Myathropa florea

In Fairlawn Road there were a couple of Hedge Woundwort plants in flower plus some Valerian which I've never seen on the patch before (unless Chris found it when he was surveying - will check his records.) A great hoverfly, Volucella pellucens, was nectaring on some Hogweed on the building plot, while a Helophilus pendulus hoverfly was nearby.

Helophilus pendulus

Volucella pellucens

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