I was out with the dogs for ages yesterday afternoon. I found a sheltered spot adjacent to Rosemarie’s garden where the shrubs were attracting plenty of insects. It was a bit windy for macro but I was entertained and that is all that matters.
I hope I found my first Common Carder Bee; Bombus pascuorum This is a Scottish one as it has less black than an English one and it lives in Scotland. The shrub is a bit bright but that’s where it was. I have circled a fly and a spider in the first image, that’s value for click. I perhaps ought to have circled the bee as it isn’t very prominent.
Whatever sort of fly it is it should keep the spider happy for a while. It’s antics kept me amused for twenty minutes. It would be good to get a macro video but I suspect that is a step too far for me.
I then transferred my attention to the fruit tree a few yards away. I was after bee pictures but found this Yellow Dung Fly, Scathophaga stercoraria having it’s lunch, I was getting a bit peckish myself. I also had to swap lenses as it objected to having the front element an inch away.