|Bee fly ( Bombyliidae)|
After three days of lovely hot sunshine, the insects have come out in large numbers. I have never seen so many Hoverflies this early in the garden. So on that note I set out to the park to see what I could find.
There is a small patch of Bramble on the side of the path that leads to the parks, this spot gets sun from morning to late afternoon, so a haven for insects to warm up and feed.
I need to look again at my Hoverfly book.. well it has been over a year.
I think this might be a Tapered Drone Fly - Eristalis pertinax
Bee Fly - Bombylius major
The Bombyliidae are a family of flies. Their common name are bee flies or humbleflies. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects.
Sadly I only saw Harlequin Ladybirds .
I got to see my first Blackcap of the year. Long way of but happy to spot this male as I did not see one at all last year.
Photos of the nesting birds were taken
We have a Mute Swan nesting on the pond, they have put some barriers up to try and stop people walking their dogs from jumping in the water near the nest.
I do hope they are left alone and manage to have their chicks.
Shame there was so much plastic used to build the nest. The people who look after the park do a good job of litter picking, but don't go in the water.
First of the Bluebells coming through.
Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae, native to Europe. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed, and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves
Has to be one of my favourite wild flowers.
|Field Wood-rush - Luzula campestris|