A new Bee species found…

This morning as well as looking for any possible new migrants that may have come in overnight I was interested in finding any spring Hoverflies to add to my species list for our area.

I focused on the many of Blackthorn shrubs in blossom at the end of the small pond at Toad Holes Beck.  There were an odd Hoverfly about but I was drawn to a rather colourful  Bee which was feeding.

The Bee turned out to be is a Tawny mining bee, Andrena fulva a new species for our area, which is excellent news…

There were however, no new migrants found or any increase in numbers noted.

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