Once more I staked out the Eristalini on Hopeward Point and was surrounded by them the entire time - very active in the early afternoon sun. Sycamore leaves are spreading out to provide platforms for anything that wants some sun and I soon won't be able to key fast enough to keep up. Still, if I set myself a target of only 3 per day that seems like a manageable amount and hopefully one (or two! or three!!) of those might be a known entity only looking to be written down. I will in reality have to stop catching things!
I did actually catch a Lucilia this time though. L.serricata probably. Other than that a clear blue sky was bereft of hirundines and no Whitethroats, Sedge Warblers or Bluethroats were sneaking aruond the coastal margins.
|Andrena bicolor (I think)|