Black Tern at Rollesby & Interesting Insects at Filby......
A visit to Rollesby Broad (24th) to see if any Black Terns were still present was rewarded with a juvenile hawking over the broad for insects, along with a few Common Terns. The juvenile tern was then seen perched on the staging of the ‘yacht club’ before being disturbed by a rowing boat, but returned again, before being disturbed again by one of the disembarked children component of the boat!
At Filby, a walk along the path to Ormesby Little Broad found Migrant Hawkers, Common and Ruddy Darters, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies relatively plentiful and a Willow Emerald was found.
Speckled Wood were seen in every available sunlit territory, along the path to O.L.B along with 2 Holly Blues several Green-veined Whites and a Large White.
Dock Bugs were regularly seen along the path, with some actually on a Dock plant species and also of interest were: Tachinid Fly Tachinid fera, Grey Dagger larvae, a Crabronidae wasp an Ectemnius species most likely to be a male E. literatus (after researching information available at the present time), 4th instar Common Green Shieldbug and another late instar shieldbug yet to be identified.
Juvenile Black Tern (second bird in from end of staging)
Male Migrant Hawker
Green-veined White and Holly Blue Bombus lucorum
Willow Emerald Grey Dagger larvae
Tachinid fera Dock Bugs
Common Green Shieldbug & Dock Bug Ectemnius species most likely to be a male E. literatus Common Darter