Saturday, 19 June 2010

To bee or not to bee

The safari has only been out in the garden at Base Camp today. Been trying to get pics of the bees without much success.
Nice hoverfly of unknown species sitting on one of our many Ox-eye Daisies - anyone out there any good at hover ID?

Out of tens of bee pics this is the only half decent one. Think it's a White Tailed Bumble Bee, Bombus terrestris. There were also Common Carder Bees, Red tailed Bumble Bees, Buff Tailed Bumble Bees and a small bee with a black body covered with whiteish hairs - one of our neighbour's mining bees perhaps.
Where to next? Hopefully out and about on safari tomorrow.
In the meantime let us know what's been buzzing about in your outback.


Warren Baker said...

Just as much to see in the garden, as in the impoverished farmland Dave. Nice photo's. :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Off to impoverished farmland tomorrow.
Thanks for the foto critique - I was lucky! Couldn't see the monitor for the hover shots and the bees were doin my fruit!!!


cliff said...

Hi Dave

Nice Hoverfly pics, I think it's a female(which has different markings & is a different shape to the male) Sphaerophoria scripta. I'm not sure if I can attach links here, but if I can there are two below: -

Later I'll be having a read of the last couple of weeks posts on your blog to find out what's been going on locally whilst I've been away.



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