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Sunday, April 19th 2020

A few weeks ago a request was put out for photographs of wildlife. Since then, many stunning pictures have been emailed in or shared on social media. The following were sent in by Andrew Gillings who can't imagine ever seeing this combination of birds in one shot again! This was taken at Llanerchindda Farm Guest house in Wales before the current restrictions were in place.

Andrew also sent in this photograph of a beautiful Yellowhammer. This species is found in open countryside and hasn't been recorded at Foxglove yet. They are often seen perched on top of a hedge or bush, singing. Its recent population decline makes it a Red List species.

Although this Buzzard was photographed at Harewood House, these majestic birds of prey have been recently observed displaying and calling over Foxglove. 

This feeding Peacock butterfly was also discovered close to Harewood House. There are many of these on the wing at the reserve at the moment. The recent sunshine has created perfect conditions for butterflies. Small Tortoiseshell have also been seen in good numbers so far.

The following photos are of invertebrates, the first is of a beetle (yet to be identified). Please get in touch if you can assist with identification.

Finally, does anybody think they can identify this bee which Andrew believes to be a very rare visitor to the north of England?!

Answers on a postcard please (or comment on Facebook)! Our thanks to Andrew for sharing these wonderful wildlife photographs.

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