Thursday, 28 May 2020

Humphreston Farm area and Green Pond, Albrighton Shropshire.

A morning walk with Harry and then a quick visit to Green Pond.

Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum).
I walked with Harry across the A41 and up towards Humphreston Farm, on the way I saw Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Small White (Pieris rapae), Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis), 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata), Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum), Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum), Common Daisy (Bellis perennis), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea) and Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria). 
Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis).
14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata).
I turned left and went along to the moat project and then across the fields back to the farm adding Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum), Red Campion (Silene dioica), Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis) moth caterpillar, Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), a very tatty Peacock (Aglais io), Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella), Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citronella), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), Greylag Geese (Ansar Común / Anser anser), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone).
Yellow-tail (Euproctis similis) moth caterpillar.
I turned around and walked back to the farm and the off towards the wood where I bumped into Steve and Elise and had a cht for a while. On the way and whilst being stood I heard and saw Lesser Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcerilla / Sylvia curruca), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) and as I went up to thend of the road several Stock Doves (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas).
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum).
I again retraced my way back to the A41 finding Wasp beetle (Clytus arietis), Ashy Mining-bee (Andrena cineraria) and Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) before dropped back to the house. 
Hoverfly Species.
Later I went out on my own and walked up to Green Pond in Crossroads where I checked around for Dragons. There were lots, possibly 60+ Azure Damselflies, a couple of male Large Red Damselflies (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) and a single male Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). 
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera).
There were a few other insects whizzing around but I only got a shot of a Hoverfly Species before I headed Back.
Wasp beetle (Clytus arietis).
Ashy Mining-bee (Andrena cineraria).
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella).
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella).
Another Hoverfly Species.

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