Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Messingham Sand Quarries,09.05.11.

Longhorn Beetle,Agapanthea villosoviridescens.

Germander Speedwell.

Meadow Saxifrage.

Breeding and feeding habitat for Odonata.
Another blustery,but warm visit today,saw some nice sightings through the 4 hours on site.Bird highlights consisted of my first Common Sandpiper of the year feeding around the bottom islands on the main lake and a cracking Hobby hawking insects over here as well!.A very confiding male Garden Warbler gave superb views around the car park,no doubt looking for a mate and a superb 'Pale Morph' Common Buzzard was watched soaring over the heath area and was a real stunner!.Insect highlights were provided today by my first Wall Brown of the year around the Duck hide and the first Agapanthea villosoviridescens of the year on the first clumps of Hemp Agrimony,both welcome sightings to add to the notebook.I also saw a superb queen Median Wasp chewing wood pulp from the Duck hide,a stunning insect!.Another great visit!.

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