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A Morning Birding

I spent the morning (well after getting the car serviced) at Amwell Gravel Pits.

Notable birds, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler,  House Martin, Swallow, Sedge Warbler, Cetti’s Warbler and Marsh Tit. Flipping Little Ringed Plovers disappeared when I was there!


Violet Carpenter Bee in Britain.

The Independent has  a report about the Violet Carpeneter Bee. The Bee which is more than 25mm long. It’s a deep violet blue colour all over.

A colony has been set up and is thriving in a dead Bramley apple tree, in the garden of retired company director Derick Walton and his wife Janet, in Shepshed, near Leicester. The bees first appeared last summer. Remarkably, they have survived the winter and appear to be flourishing.

Now I wouldn’t mind see one of those.  And don’t panic its big but not a killer!