|Cherry Fruit Moth|
As usual there were a few other invertebrate present, including 6 Common Wasp, a Black Carrion Beetle (Nicrophorus humator) and three what were new for me, another carrion beetle, a much smaller one with the name of Aphodius granarius (I think) though not 100% certain on the identification as from the quick bit of research I did it seems to be more of a spring beetle.
|One of the small Carrion Beetles possibly Aphodius granarius|
A very vocal Tawny Owl last night which I suspect was a current year bird, appeared in the garden briefly in the early hours but flew off as soon as I looked through the window. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was the only other bird of note today, though one of the nearby field had 80 Common Starling and 120 Black-headed Gulls present.
A few butterflies were about in the sun when it did appear, mainly Small White but also Small Heath and Meadow Brown were on the wing. Also a few more hoverflies are beginning to appear, dozens of Episyrphus balteatus (Marmalade Flies) and quite few Syrphus ribesii, plus a lone Eupeodes luniger.
I added one more flower for the year when I came across a patch of Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus sylvestris)
|Narrow-leaved Everlasting Pea|