Thursday, April 23, 2015

Snakes and bees..

Yesterday I arrived at Rothbury for a meeting about 15 minutes early so I took  a short walk along the river with the camera. Three Goosanders and a Grey Wagtail were the only things of note bird-wise but a fluke shot of a Buff tailed Bumblebee at Snakeshead Fritillary made me pleased I had bothered taking my gear!

Snakeshead Fritillary and Buff-tailed Bumblebee


Outside of the village Willow Warblers were everywhere but there were no Green Hairstreaks despite the 16 degrees on the mercury...

Willow Warbler


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Just got my own snap of a buff tailed queen on a dandelion. Your execellent bird shots I could never match, however.

Anonymous said...

Superb bee shot in particular. I've yet to see any Green Hairstreaks this spring but they are out down here (Hants) in reasonable numbers apparently.

Stewart said...

Simon - Just keep at it. As long as you are enjoying taking pictures of wildlife thats all that matters. Good Luck.

CT - Thanks. We are usually two weeks later in spring than the south coast, so I'll try for the butterflies later when the weather gets mild again.