Friday, 27 February 2015

More Awakenings

Sorry, no new videos at the moment.

Early morning walks are now regularly accompanied by various bird song. This morning I was very pleased to hear a Mistle Thrush for the first time this year. At one time it was so loud it must have been in one of the trees surrounding my garden but I couldn't see it.

A few days ago I spotted this insect resting on the waste pipe from the kitchen sink.
Not sure whether it was a bee or a hairy fly:



This morning I spotted the second Small Tortoiseshell butterfly of the season. It was looking somewhat ragged so I guess it was had overwintered and was now warming itself in the sunlight falling on the front door. It was 'shivering' just as bumble bees do when they are warming up the flight muscles:

Small Tortoiseshell

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.


  1. Is that a bee-fly? They are a spring species

    1. I did think of that Simon. You are probably correct.

  2. hoping that means spring is 'settling in'. ours got snow/sleeted out, then several inches of snow. then freezing. *sigh*

    1. TWG: Here we get variations from day to day. One can start below freezing and the next 7 or 8 degrees above. At the moment there is a fair amount of Sunshine but with a bitterly cold wind.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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