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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Spring still AWOL...

No car today and tomorrow so little wildlife opportunities and very cold SE wind so all sunny south-facing local hedges etc blasted by wind. Any insect taking off being blown out of sight.
Four Lesser- and one Great Black-backed Gull, Cettis calling and probably 10 Meds, four seen and the rest heard only.
A few Bee Flies(pic 3), a Small Tortoiseshell, a couple of NfY hovers (Helophilus pendulus and Syrphus spp) and a few bees, mostly Andrena spp but including several Common Carder, Red-tailed Bumblebee, Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Ashy Mining Bee(pic 1), Orange-tailed Mining Bee(pic 2) and Gooden's Nomad Bee plus another reddish Nomad which got away in the breeze.

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