Explosion of insects

With all the warm weather over the past couple of weeks the air, the hedgerow and the field margin are now full of insects.

Not only is this beautiful to see but it is also a great food source for all birds.

Over the meadow the Swallows swoop low to catch their prey, the Blackbirds hop around picking up unfortunate insects off the ground and Blue tits search the canopy of the woods after food for the chicks.

Green Nettle Weevil

Green Nettle Weevil

Wasp Beetle

Wasp beetle

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Speckled Wood Butterfly

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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1 Response to Explosion of insects

  1. Great photos! Insects are fascinating in their diversity.

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