Now while all this was going on, a few yards away a Wheatear popped up in the adjacent field on some sheep shite. .Again, a hastily grabbed record shot, but who cares, what a patch 20 minutes !
This coupled with the arrival of my first Whitethroat and House Martins of the year gave a birdy boost to the patch pan list.
The first Speckled Woods of the year have made an appearance too, as have some Nettle Tap Moths.
Lurking on a nettle also was this Phyllobius pomaceus.
This solitary bee was enjoying a Dandelion, those with far more knowledge than me tell me it is Andrena ( melandrana ) Nitida
Oaks really rock. Not only are they chuffin at the moment with micro's but I also picked out my first Oak Apple Gall of the year, caused by the wasp Biorhiza pallida and close by, an Acorn Weevil
|Oak Apple Gall|
Finally the plants, its a love hate thing but they are growing on me.I'm grateful help is at hand.
Wood Avens, Mares Tail, Garlic Mustard and Ribwort Plantain are welcomed onto the patch pan list, which now stands at......