Saturday, March 29, 2014

South Sawbo again

Much the same as the previous visit, except a few more bees. Some bits of buff and red seen whizzing past, and a few Bee-flies as well. These are the small fluffy flies with long proboscis that hover round flowers, and parasitise solitary bee nests!

10 Gadwall and similar number of Teal on the pond, 4 Common Buzzard seen disinctly from the hill on the Essex side, Brimstone, Peacock (one fighting with a Bee!) Small Tortoishell all in good numbers and a white butterfly too. Linnets in the overgrown field. Chiffchaffs, and a singing Blackcap, which may be an overwintering one singing prior to departure?

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