Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Took a walk around Kennal Vale and Stithians Res yesterday morning,things were very quiet on the Avian front with only a Wren seen at Kennal Vale. But it did produce a new insect sighting for me in this Oak Bush Cricket below. With the dense tree canopy and damp conditions underfoot I was hoping for some Fungi but nothing found. So it was off to Stithians Res.
OAK BUSH CRICKET.
On arrival at Stithians I checked out the two Hides on the Southern causeway, water levels have started to drop quite nicely,but nothing of great interest around just the resident species, Mallards.Coot ,Moorhen, Cormorant,Canada Geese and BH,LBB & Herring gulls. In the old hide Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Robin with Jay calling from the far side. So it was back to the Bug hunting and came across this Soldier Fly below which is also a new species for the list. Also had some nice shots of a Noon Fly.
SOLDIER FLY = Arge Pagana.