Filby: Ivy Bees and all......
The afternoon (13th) was spent at Filby, mainly looking for insects at both Ormesby Little Broad and Filby Broad.
Red Admiral, Comma and at least 6 Speckled Wood were seen along the path to OLB and dragonflies were represented by Ruddy and Common Darters, Willow Emerald Damselflies and Migrant Hawkers.
At the viewpoint a male Lesser Emperor was seen, along with a few more Migrant Hawkers. Great Crested Grebes were on the broad and of note were a pair of Pochard and a Common Buzzard flew over, before walking back along the path, where a Hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum was found perched on a reed stem.
Colletes hederae Ivy Bees (See Ivy Bee Article) were once again present on the Ivy flowers, alongside the road, as they were in 2018, with at least 7 seen. Red Admirals were also nectaring on the ivy flowers, along with Common Wasps and several forms of Harlequin Ladybirds were also here.
Across the road at Filby Broad Migrant Hawkers were seen as was another male Lesser Emperor. A Common Tern was of note, along with the Great Crested Grebes and Coot.
Speckled Wood Comma
Willow Emerald Damselfly male & female (right)
Red Admiral Chrysotoxum bicinctum
Common Wasp Harlequin Ladybird