Saturday, 25 April 2009

Tawny Mining Bee and Beefly

At Easter, I watched these very attractive Bees going about there business against a grassy hill in Lincolnshire. They seemed abundant, feeding on every Celandine and Dandelion flower. A constant companion flying swiftly across our path I wondered why I had never noticed them before. And now back in Kent I now realise how common they are, feeding on Apple blossom and shrubs in flower. It doesn't seem a great deal effort to find them.

Never very far is the delightful Bee Fly with its sword like probosis it has a humming bird like feeding pattern. Like the Tawny mining they do seem to be very common at the moment.

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