Butterfly and Bumblebee transect survey at Knockman
Butterfly and bumblebee transect survey at Knockman yesterday. Buff-tailed, white tailed, early and common carder bumblebees seen.
Cuckoo bumblebee (Bombus bohemicus) also seen (photo). These take over the nests of White-tailed bumblebees (Bombus lucorum).
Peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies on transect and orange tips also out.
Cuckoo, pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler and tree pipit also seen and heard.