A sunny, but windy day, +13° C. Been to Bookham.
Much less wildlife here than at Brookwood yesterday!
Gorse Shieldbugs (Piezodorus lituratus) were congregating around the few Gorse plants at the location:
Gymnocheta viridis tachinids bask on tree trunks:
Lypha dubia tachinids were numerous:
Some calliphorid feasted on a bird dropping. Could it be identified from these photos?..
Upd: It’s Protocalliphora azurea, ID by consensus (diptera.info)
Pollenia sp. calliphorids occasionally turned up:
Bombylius major are out in numbers:
Feeding on Blackthorn flowers:
The only species of hoverfly seen was Eristalis pertinax:
The same as yet unidentified species of fly was present in much lower numbers than at Brookwood yesterday:
Upd: That’s a Leucophora sp. anthomyiid, a cleptoparasite of Andrena bees:
Saw the first Orange-tip (Antocharis cardamines) this year!
A Pine Ladybird (Exochomus quadripustulatus) was caught near a Gorse bush (no pines around):