It wasn't a day for bird shots though, much as they sang, the increasingly leafy canopy in the old oak wood is making it harder to spot our avian friends, apart from the willow warbler that perched in the hedgerow next to me, serenaded me with a blast of song, and then fluttered off as I reached for my camera.
No, the warmer and brighter conditions meant that there were lots of insects in the air, nectaring off the next wave of spring flowers that have emerged. Butterflies. Bees. Hoverflies. It was a macro shot day in other words, and I think I've got some ok results.
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|Not sure if this is a honey bee or not; the hairs on the thorax were very russet looking.|
|Hairy footed flower bee female|
|Male hairy foot. Note the white facial hairs|
|Another one on the riverbank|