In reply to WendyBartter:
A good way to start the year on this thread. I've just seen the start of this documentary in English on Arte but available here www.youtube.com/watch on You tube. It's apparantly "excellent" & all about moths & butterflies. I'm off out now but will try & watch it tomorrow.
Ooops sorry, done it again, it's in French! Nicely done, I just get confused sometimes! Ummm! Send for the men in white coats.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
That's a stunning video, Hazel. I can't follow all of it but I can get the gist of some of it. It's pretty long so I've downloaded it to watch later.
You ought to start a new thread for "All about insects 2017". I'm bored with birds (not really) so can't wait for the insect season to start especially butterflies and odonata.
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In reply to TeeJay:
I've also watched about half of it& hope it stays on line, it may be available with English commentary as it's German made & the French is dubbed. I'll try & find out! Well worth the effort anyway. Will start a new thread soon. Got a nice beetle to go on!
Sunny this morning and the sun is quite warm. It's bringing out the insects.
A Buff-tailed Bumblebee (I think) feeding on crocus
The first hoverfly I've seen this year. I think it's the common Marmalade Hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus)
It seems to have quite a long rear appendage. Does this mean it's a female?
How nice it is to see the bees and hoverflies, beautiful phtoos Tony; signs of spring at last :) As you say, lovely day and I've been watching the siskins again but no camera this time, just a cup of tea in my hand !
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
New bug hotel ready for guests
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In reply to Alan:
It's tipping down here, no sign of insects today. Good to see these additions.
Alan your bugs will be snug in that!
Shall I start a thread for 2017 (ish) or shall we carry on with this one?
Hazel C said:Shall I start a thread for 2017 (ish) or shall we carry on with this one?
It's up to you Hazel personally I like to see the years in their own threads.
If you do start a new one put the new link in here and the link to this thread in your new one, but either way it's ok by me.
I think it would be a good idea to start a new 2017 thread. We haven't posted much so far this year.
OK new thread HERE
P.S. Not sure about your hoverfly TJ, I'll look it up if I can! Where's Edge?
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