Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Nymphomania?

This morning started brightly with a pair of Collared Doves at the end of my road - looking rather frisky. Great Tits were also singing their wee heads off as I wandered in to work. Spring is in the air. I must try summoning some more patch ticks by the power of blogging (come to think of it Yellow-browed Warblers have never been seen on my patch either).

I've been VERY busy logging all the footage we've taken over the past year. Over the summer I branched out into filming butterflies and dragons, so I find myself having to check the ID of every second insect. Butterflies I'm almost on top of; dragons and damsels are proving a little trickier. Between times I've also filmed rats, goats, deer, slow-worms, lizards, a good few moths, and extremely foolishly beetles. So here's my problem:

What on earth are they? My mothing chum David tells me they are likely to be Shield Bug nymphs. I thought they were simply orgying beetles. My eye-spy guide to insects isn't shedding any light. If anyone knows I'll be very grateful.

3 comments:

gwendolen said...

They they are simply orgying Shield Bug nymphs?

There's a flickr group called British Insects & other Arthropods (http://www.flickr.com/groups/arthropoda) There seem to be a few bug & beetle fundis there.

gwendolen said...

They they = Maybe they


I blame the bugs!

Nathalie said...

I've had a pair of woodpigeons at it a few times under my window, and on Saturday I saw a pair engaged in the longest French kiss ever (the fact that they were in front of the Riverside Studio might have something to do with it, too many French and other foreigh movies... :)
Frisky indeed!