Early insects, Pulham Market, 5 April 2014
With warm sunny conditions in the garden this morning there were plenty of insects about. The 1st Bee-fly of the year was by the patio followed by a rather early Orange Tip (1 of 3 seen this morning), Holly Blue, Brimstone, Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshells and 2 Peacocks. Tree Bumblebees are putting in an appearance too with a nice big queen on the orchard shed. I'm pretty sure the records of Orange Tip and Holly Blue are my earliest ever, a sign of this early warm spring we're enjoying. Birdwise we have 2 singing Chiffchaffs and today the first male Blackcap.