It’s not all about the birds!

I had a some of interesting trips down ANR in the last couple of days. This green veined white butterfly caught my eye, particularly as it posed among some blackthorn blossom yesterday (Thursday).

At the start of my walk today someone identified this insect as a bee fly.


This is another first for me. The proboscis is an extraordinary feature.

I saw my first terns yesterday but today someone pointed out a black tern and told me about a whiskered tern which was causing a a stir among the serious twitchers. Other waterbirds spotted included a common sandpiper and a ringed plover. Blackcap, whitethroat and sedge warbler were seen and heard but only this long tailed tit posed in the open long enough for a decent picture.



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