Starting new thread with this tiny speedy critter (best viewed full screen) in real time, what moves this fast?
Be two snails racing up the wall next! Lol
Link back to 2019 thread ... https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/200031/all-about-insects-2019/1278648#1278648
2013 photos & vids here
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
Shame it's not better res H!
Btw, did a search & no other 2020 insect thread!
Had a huge bluebottle in sink last night off the hoggie dish I was washing, went for a soapy swim! Wild cherries been blooming for couple of weeks here but trashed by the 'inclement' weather! Blast you Ciara/Dennis/Jorge!!
Just for a change, a sound recording from a couple of weeks ago. It was at dusk, really loud & quite scary until I worked out what was going on. It sounded like it was transmitting from our bird-feeder pole in the middle of the lawn.
Click here to play this audio clip
It's not its normal call which is more like this
According to our local expert it was just warming up on the first recording, maybe first one of the year & hadn't quite got it right. It's a Southern Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa vineae).
In reply to Noisette:
Hazel C said:It sounded like it was transmitting from our bird-feeder pole in the middle of the lawn.
It is actually morse code for "Help, this bird-feeder pole is a lot colder than I thought it was going to be."
Doh! Forgot to add the photo
One of the Drones - an unidentified hoverfly from the Eristalini family (but possibly the Tapered Drone Fly)
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