After more than a week of not getting out due to a stomach condition I paid a visit t deliver a tub of fence paint to the new hide on Area 51. What a splendid construction it is and when the planned scrape is developed we will have some excellent potential for the future. Not many birds about apart from Corvids, a couple of noisy Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and some Skylarks but the area still had loads of Bees and Butterflies. I’m useless at Bee ID so some of my suggestions may be well off the mark, anyone know their Bees? Not many Brown Butterflies but a good number of Peacocks, Whites and Common Blues. Also a Carpet Moth I couldn’t ID either.

Common Blue
Common Blue
Common Blue
Common Blue
Peacock
Peacock
Red-tailed Bumble
Red-tailed Bumble
Common Carder
Common Carder
? Cuckoo Bumble
? Cuckoo Bumble

 

Yellow Shell
Yellow Shell

 

David