At work been working with Orkney Native Wildlife Project, we put out these tunnels baited with apple and lined with ink.
|Result! Orkney Vole tracks.|
We've also had camera traps all over the place to try and get the wee blighters on video, not such a result, requires perseverence.
Lots of nice things in this space of nearly a month. White-tailed Eagle, Garganey, Blackcap and Whitethroat all on patch. I will try and do a catch up shortly, with some pix.
I thought I'd got a new beetle for the county but was pipped to the post by a week or so. This in my yellow washing up bowl trap -
I had a bit of a bee and wasp weekend, six, maybe seven species of bumblebee in the garden including 7 or 8 Great Yellows.
I found the potter wasp Anicostrocerus oviventris in the garden, nice patch tick. With the weather calm and sunny I went to Yesnaby on Sunday and back to the spot where I found A. scoticus last year. With a bit of patience I managed to find them again and better still their parasite Chrysis sp.
|Not the best photo, this was hard enough to see, let alone photograph.|
Some nice moths, these two were new for site in the garden.
That'll have to do for now.... Contrasting listening.
There is a wonderful session slot of Lou Reed and Anohni playing Perfect Day in the latest series of Jools, not to be missed IMHO. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01kgsm0