Wednesday, 21 April 2010


While others are basking in warm sunshine, surrounded by orchids and butterflies, those of us in the Third World (east Kent) are still feeling the blast of wind off the cold North Sea. Could be worse, I suppose - could be in Northumberland.
The weekend was warm enough (if shelter be found) to dust off the bike for a jaunt along the Warren at Folkestone. Few images, but a pleasant time (especially since it is flat).

Half a dozen Lesser Whitethroats were heard or seen (no Commons yet) and a Common Redstart - no butterflies at all in this area usually rich with them. The insects that were around were keeping their heads down.
Back at base, a Corn Bunting clung to a perch to sing, into the the wind.


Greenie said...

Steve ,
No idea of the fly between the Harlequin Ladybird and Buff-tailed Bumblebee .
Must warm up for you soon .
Hope you managed to stay vertical on your bike !

Kingsdowner said...

Thought it might be an Harlequin (H. axyridis succinea in fact).
Since when have buff-tailed bumbles had white tails (B. lucorum? A little knowledge is a dangerous thing)
I'm ignoring the bike comment.

Warren Baker said...

Looks like a good place to re visit this weekend steve, weathers going to warm up - allegedly :-)

Kingsdowner said...

Looks like it'll be warmer, hurray.
No comment about the walk sign, Warren? Your migrant alley should have a few of those.

Greenie said...

Steve ,
Apology for the slip of the keyboard , and my brain .

Kingsdowner said...

None needed of course...... mind you I did check a lot of books to see if there was a Buff-tailed Bumblebee sp. white-tailed.

Adam said...

Hi Steve

Great photos of late. Though this post was in tribute to our Pittswood friend!