Friday 10 June 2022

Friday 10th June

The seven Mute Swan cygnets remain on the Main Pond with two Canada Geese goslings, the adults trying to keep a wide berth of each other. Also at the pond Little Grebe, Moorhen and Reed Warbler

Wildlife News: Another nationally scarce insect was the highlight, a male Heath Potter Wasp Eumenes coarctatus near Langstone Rock. The second unexpected site record for this localised heathland species, after one in Aug 2018. 

Heath Potter Wasp - both Alan Keatley

Also on the wing this morning the first Hornet Hoverfly Volucella zonaria of the year and a good number of at least six bumblebee species, including Vestal Cuckoo Bumblebee Bombus vestalis, nectaring on the opening bramble flowers. 

Marmalade Hoverfly - Dean Hall

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