Female Hawfinch in Garden
Other news: on Thursday I spotted a Water Rail wandering around beneath the Wild Cherry trees just beyond my back garden, very nice to see. Some inscet interest in the garden recently too with both Buff-tailed and Tree Bumblebees nectaring on Mahonia japonica and Helleborus foetidus flowers. Two Buff-tails were present on Friday. They start feeding surprisingly early, just after 6.00am on that day with frost still on the ground.
|Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee on Helleborus foetidus|
|Queen Tree Bumblebee on Mahonia japonica|
|Another Queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee on Mahonia japonica|
|Drake Garganey, Woorgreens Lake, FOD|
|Female Scaup, Townfield Lake, Frampton-on-Severn|
|Eristalis pertinax, Sudeley Castle|