On Thursday I spent the afternoon at Attenborough Nature Reserve, and saw 48 species of bird. The highlights from the visit were close Blackcaps, Sedge & Reed Warblers, Tree Sparrows and a Lesser Whitethroat. I also saw some very interesting hoverflies; Volucella pellucens and Volucella bombylans:
Other insects included Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown butterflies, Common Blue damselflies, Bombus terrestris (Buff-tailed bumblebee), Bombus hortorum (Garden bumblebee), Bombus pascuorum (Common carder bee) and Apis mellifera (Honeybee).
I'm Sorrel, a young birder and wildlife artist based in the East Midlands - this is my blog all about my birding and wildlife adventures.