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Butterfly and Bumblebee transect survey at Knockman

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.