Lots of Buff-tailed Bumblebees and Honey Bees in the garden at the moment - I counted 10 Buff-tailed and 20+ Honey Bees in one of the beds this afternoon - with occasional visits from Common Carder, White-tailed and Red-tailed the garden is quite busy. The Tachinid Fly seems to be a regular now, and further searching on-line suggests a strong resemblance to Nowickia ferox. I haven't seen any Scaeva selenitica that George reported on the GMRG blog but have had several visits from Scaeva pyastri.
|Tachinid Fly - poss Nowickia ferox|
I hadn't seen a frog in the garden for quite a while, but when releasing the moths from the weekend I saw one on the decking, obviously watching out for an easy meal.
We've been having regular visits from hedgehogs for a few weeks, but this week, we have been seeing two together. From the noises they are making at least one of them has breeding intentions! Hopefully we will be seeing a family group in the near future.