Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Little Ringed Plover

 Thought I'd take a quick look out around Crowdy reservoir to have a look for the reported White Fronted Goose , but no luck with that, so took the compulsory drive around Davidstow airfield thinking  I may find some Whimbrel, but no birds at all except for this nice surprise ,a lone Little Ringed Plover feeding around the small pool.

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Grey Mining Bees

 Small mounds of earth on the lawn alerted me to a colony of Grey ( also called  Ashy) Mining Bees ,  Andrena cineraria. The small mounds have holes in the top which are the entrance to the females nesting cavity. I lay on my stomach for a while trying to get a few photos.

Monday, 5 April 2021

Female Brambling

 This female Brambling has been a recent visitor to our feeders, staying around for four days alongside the resident Chaffinches, Yellowhammers etc. Only the second I've seen here. Lovely subtle colours.