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Recent content by Pam_m

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    Blackcap in my garden

    I have had Blackcaps visiting my garden since the last week in December. A male has been more regular with visits than a female. They fed on the Mahonia flowers initially whilst the flowers lasted. I spike apples on branches and they will perch for a long time pecking away at the fruit. Enjoy...
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    Whittington, Stourbridge.

    A male Redstart, Whittington Hall Lane. Seen on a fence down by the cottage! Pied and yellow Wagtails, Yellowhammer x5 and 3 Swallows hawking the fields.
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    Ichneumon wasp/fly. UK

    I am glad I asked the question! Thank you very much for the ID Ficedula, much appreciated.:t:
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    Ichneumon wasp/fly. UK

    Am I correct with identifying this insect as an Ichneumon wasp/fly? Thanks in advance for help offered.
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    Insect ID please. UK

    Thank you very much Andy! The name certainly fits the insect with it's long neck and flathead! It was found in a wooded area of a common by a small pool.
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    Insect ID please. UK

    I have tried to ID this insect which I sighted late May, I have only come up with it being maybe a Sawfly or Ichneumon. Help with species ID will be appreciated.
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    WWT reserves re-opening

    Slimbridge is opening on the 10th June. Booking etc as above.
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    Fly or Bee ID. Staffordshire UK

    Thank you for your help with the ID Ficedula. It is very much appreciated. The Sawflies looked quite striking in numbers!
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    Fly or Bee ID. Staffordshire UK

    I am curious and at a loss as to what these insects are. They were flying over and occasionally landing momentarily on the vegetation in a small pool at a Staffordshire WT reserve namely Highgate Common. There were several of them and very flighty. Photo's attached, they are the pic of the best...
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    Nuthatch - and, what is it?

    Possibly fungi.
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    A gruesome find, an ID anyone? UK

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    A gruesome find, an ID anyone? UK

    I would imagine it was (before it's demise) a cuddly rather than a killer rabbit!!!;) The general consensus is that it is a rabbit! I will go with that. On closer inspection of the image there is what appears to be a black bin bag or similar that the body of the 'rabbit' is on. A strange...
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    A gruesome find, an ID anyone? UK

    Thank you for your reply James. I am inclined to agree with you now you have suggested rabbit.
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    A gruesome find, an ID anyone? UK

    Spotted this creature on my 'local' walk this morning. It was on a grass embankment on a service road, the service road is adjacent to a normally busy main road in a residential area. I did not get too close as there were a few flies around the body. I would say it was approximately 18-24" long...
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    Ouch! Worcestershire

    Oh dear! At least you saw a couple of good species! Wishing you a good and speedy recovery.