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    Lockdown Bees - Wolverhampton

    Thinking now after a bit more research and some help via Twitter that 1 and 2 on initial post are Buffish Mining Bee and 4 is maybe a male Orange-tailed Mining. Lathbury's Nomad has been confirmed for for my 2nd post, so happy I got that right at least!
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    Lockdown Bees - Wolverhampton

    Also saw a few of these Nomad Bees - the two yellow dots with the bright reddish orange upper segment of the abdomen made me think Lathbury's Nomad Bee potentially?
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    Lockdown Bees - Wolverhampton

    Having a go at photgraphing / identifying a few garden bees, especially during lockdown. I did some of the easier species but these are a bit more tricky (for me anyway!). Any help much appreciated 1 & 2) Maybe male Tawny Mining Bee? 3) Orange-tailed Mining Bee? 4) ? but the smallest one...
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    The Hoverfly Thread

    I've got a few more from over the last few days that I've tried to ID: 1+2: Sphaerophoria scripta? But maybe not identifiable conclusively... 2+3: Not sure! 5: another Eristalis tenax?
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    Garden Bees - Wolverhampton

    Excellent, Thank you. Yes not great shots of 2+3 will try for better. Lots of the Leafcutters in my garden bee house, so could get shots at different angle if any external features can ID to species? Cheers Ian
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    The Hoverfly Thread

    Excellent, thank you! I’d identified 3. as inanis based on underside view, so don’t know why I put the other! Yes 4 & 5 same individual. I’d ruled out albimanus as body had yellow as opposed to grey markings but photo doesn’t show it well. Can they also have yellow? I saw a few presumed...
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    Garden Bees - Wolverhampton

    Trying again to get started on ID of bees in my garden and got a few (not so great) photos from the weekend that I can't put a definite name to. Any help much appreciated. 1+2: Leafcutter Bee sp. - maybe Wood-carving or Willughby's? 2+3: Mining Bee sp.? 5: Common Carder Bee?
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    The Hoverfly Thread

    Very new to Hoverflies, so be gentle with me, and any advice much appreciated. Caught a few recently in my garden and my best guesses are: 1+2: Eristalis tenax? 3: Volucella zonaria 4+5: Platycheirus scutatus?
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    2017 UK orchids

    Thanks Rog - yep it was Dyffryn in the dunes between caravan site & the beach, assume this is a regular site for Nothern Marsh then? They all looked pretty similar in colour / shape there, sounds like a bit of a nightmare at Ynyslas though!
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    Insects in a Wolverhampton garden

    A couple more from last weekend that I'm struggling to put a name to. Any help appreciated as always.
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    2017 UK orchids

    Could anyone confirm the ID of this Orchid please? Photograph taken in dunes near Barmouth, Gwynedd last week. I'm presuming one of the Marsh Orchids but not sure which. Many thanks
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    Insects in a Wolverhampton garden

    Cheers for all the help - and I thought moths were tricky!
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    Insects in a Wolverhampton garden

    Thanks Ficedula - Haha, yes bee was about as close as I'd got with the tiny black one too! Is this photo any better for clinching Andrena nigroaenea for the one?
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    Insects in a Wolverhampton garden

    And fairly happy that these two are Buff-tailed and Early Bumblebees?
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    Insects in a Wolverhampton garden

    Started taking more interest in the bees etc in my new garden, struggling to ID a few, any help with these much appreciated!
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    News for 23rd Dec Hoopoe - still Hinksford / Wall Heath Ad Iceland & 4 Caspian Gull - Chasewater also Ring-necked Parakeet still
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    News for 20th Dec Hoopoe - still Hinksford / Wall Heath 2 ad Iceland & 2 ad Caspian Gull - Chasewater roost also Ring-necked Parakeet still Whooper Swan & Short-eared Owl - Whitemoor Haye Avocet - still Branston Pits Drake Scaup - still Gailey
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    There was a ringtail seen & photographed on the 'North Staffs Moors' on 13th Nov but haven't heard of any since. Might be being kept quiet for their own safety... News for 19th Nov Hoopoe - still Hinksford / Wall Heath Avocet - Branston Pits Ad Caspian Gull & Ring-necked Parakeet - Chasewater...
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    Rare and Scarce Birds in Staffordshire

    News for 28th Nov Hoopoe - still near Wall Heath off Enville Road on landscaped old quarry (for 5th day) 3 Caspian Gull (2 ad, 3w) - Chasewater roost also Shag still Whooper Swan - Whitemoor Haye near Sittles Farm
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    Few for ID from 16 Oct

    Cheers Paul. I did think of LBAM for 3. but then it looked wider & shorter than all the other LBAM I caught. They are so variable they've caught me out several times already even before this one!
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    Few for ID from 16 Oct

    Thanks for that. It was a smart thing but couldn't quite work out what it was!
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    Few for ID from 16 Oct

    A few I'm not certain of from Friday night if anyone can help? 1. & 2. both Spruce Carpet? 3. Not sure. 4. Don't think it's even a moth! Would be interested to know what it is if anyone knows?
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    Tortrix help from last night

    Cheers, Paul - thanks for the confirmation
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    Tortrix help from last night

    Bit of a quiet night last night for macro but did have a crack at a few micros again which I think are: 1. Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix? 2. & 3. both variations of Light Brown Apple Moth? 4. Acleris sparsana? 1. & 4. would be new for the garden for me...if that's what they are! Many thanks
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