Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Hudsonian Whimbrel...

Dave and Andy managed to get over to Pagham Harbour in West Sussex on Sunday to see the Hudsonian Whimbrel that's been present since 9th of June. Not an easy bird to catch up with as it happened and it gave them the run-around for five hours before flight views were obtained. On their way down they stopped off to look at the rare bee x fly orchid hybrids at the Somerset border:

Bee Orchid Ophrys apifera: Dave Helliar 
Bee x Fly hybrid: Dave Helliar
Bee x Fly hybrid: Dave Helliar
Though the Hudsonian whimbrel proved too fleeting for photos the following were easier to get to grips with...

Bishop's Mitre Shield Bug: Dave Helliar
Willow Woodwasp Xiphydria prolongata: Dave Helliar


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