Bee observations are picking up nicely now, the first Bees started to appear around the garden on 21st March, Queen Buff Tailed Bumblebees and a few Honeybees around the flowering Blackcurrant, these were quickly followed by the Hairy-footed Flower Bees.
The next to appear was an Early Bumblebee which would not settle for a photograph, in fact only two sightings of this Bumblebee so far.
The Tree Bumblebee made its appearance in the first few days of April. a few photographs were obtained of this nice looking Bee.( see earlier blog entry)
A possible surprise sighting was a female Tawny Mining Bee, I just caught sight of the dark ginger colouring before it flew off, and it's not returned yet, I usually like a photograph to confirm my sightings, being no expert, lets hope it returns.
My latest observation has been the Garden Bumblebee which I did managed to get a couple of photographs of, although not particularly clear.
The rear view shows the whitetail, easy to see how it could be confused with the White-Tailed Bumblebee, although the yellow hair appears to be longer and more unkempt.
No white Tails or Red Tails yet, but still early days