Time for some more creepy crawlies from around the garden…
I spotted this little leaf-cutter Bee filling in a small hole in the bricks.
These might be Honey Bees, I’m not entirely certain; they certainly look very similar if not.
Sadly I found this egg in a border, I hope I didn’t cause it, although there’s no sign of a nest nearby. I was ripping up some Herb Robert in the cherry border at the time and spotted it amongst the Geraniums. I think it’s a Sparrow Egg, which is a first for my garden… Well a first of any egg for my garden to be honest as I don’t really have anywhere for birds to nest and I’ve never noticed any obvious nesting activity in the Privet hedge – guess I was wrong.
I spotted the first Cinnabar Moth a few days ago and am waiting rather impatiently for caterpillars to appear on the Ragwort. Cinnabars usually hide during the day, and I’ve since disturbed it/them on a few occasions around the front and back gardens.
Then, Saturday I spotted one flying around in the clover… Once I had grabbed my camera it was obvious it was in fact a 6 Spotted Burnet instead! A first for my garden.
There’s lots of tiny little Bees, no idea what they are but there’s at least 4 different tiny Bee species hanging around.
Trying to ID a fast-flying Brown Butterfly wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, however I knew it would be either a Meadow brown or Ringlet… I took photos as it was on the wing regardless and caught one clear enough to see it’s the former.