Sunday, September 03, 2006

Birdfest Insects

Not a good day for birds or other wildlife at the Peterborough Bird Club Birdfest at Ferry Meadows today. Although warm and sunny, strong winds meant creatures were keeping their heads down and viewing was difficult. There were 5 or 6 Spotted Flycatchers, a good number of Chiffchaffs and the odd Willow Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat about in sheltered spots.

The Bush-cricket was on the back of one of the buildings and the big Hornet-mimic Hoverfly was on watermint along the sheltered adge of Overton Lake.

Speckled Bush-cricket Leptophyes punctatissima

Volucella inanis

Nikon Coolpix P4

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