Friday 22 April 2016

Insects, goslings and ducklings

Ichneumon wasp, Ichneumon insidiosus on Wood Spurge
On April 19 I visited Rewell Wood where insects are appearing in numbers, especially on Wood Spurge. I then called in at Arundel WWT where I saw ducklings and goslings.
unidentified bee
Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris
unidentified bug
Common Pond Skater, Gerris lacustris
Cereal Leaf Beetle, Oulema rufocyanea/melanopa agg.
Cowslip, Primula veris
Dark-edged Bee-flies mating, Bombylius major
Dark-edged Bee-fly
unidentified tiny mushroom
underside of above
Herb Robert, Geranium robertianum
Pill Woodlouse, Armadillidium vulgare
Primrose, Primula vulgaris
primrose meadow
Round-mouthed Snail, Pomatias elegans
Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
tiny beetle on Primrose
Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca
Arundel WWT:
Lego dragonfly
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gulls mating, Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Canada Goose goslings, Branta canadensis
Canada Geese and goslings
Canada Goose
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio
Cuckoo Flower, Cardamine pratensis
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus and Tufted Duck
Greylag goslings, Anser anser
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Mallard ducklings, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard duckling
Mallard duckling
Marsh Marigold, Caltha palustris
Red Kite, Milvus milvus
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Sedge Warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sedge Warbler
sound recording of the Sedge Warbler

Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
Shelduck male and female
White Dead-nettle, Lamium album
Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

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