Monday, June 22, 2009
I managed to catch one of those horseflies from yesterday first thing this morning. I love the eye patterns in the Tabanidae family. I'm off to Leicestershire for 2 days of racial awareness training in a few minutes, so I'll have to identify it when I get back.
Update: Thursday 25th June - having examined it under the stereo-microscope I'm still not 100% sure. I'm plumping for the Bright Horsefly (Hybomitra distinguenda)...but I need to find a horsefly expert somewhere to confirm it for me!
Several young robins had just left the nest.
A pair of bullfinches were seeing off an intruder in their territory. I managed to grab this shot of one of the males.