Week 16

Turned out to be a busy week with more butterflies appearing along with Hoverflies and more returning summer migrants.

Firstly what birds were about, the Swallows have returned along with the male Blackcap, Chiffchaff is now well settled in, Common Buzzard over the nearby woods, in the woods Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin and Wren.

Butterflies Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma still with us but newly emerged this week Small White and Speckled Wood

Hoverflies ID this week Syrphus sp. ♂  and Erastalis pertinax

Syrphus sp. ♂

Hoverfly Syrphus ribesii

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