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First Bee-fly for 2016

 
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Apr 02, 2016 10:37 |  #1

Well things certainly got buzzing in the garden today including the first Bee-fly of the season. Warming up on the Camelia (which is unusual for where I see them), stayed for a few moments, revved up the wings and off it went. Just about managed to reach it as it was slightly higher than I would have liked.

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Can just about see the wings moving and then it was gone

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Apr 02, 2016 11:54 |  #2

Lovely captures Linda - I've not managed to get close to one yet this year.
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Apr 02, 2016 14:17 |  #3

LordV wrote in post #17958228 (external link)
Lovely captures Linda - I've not managed to get close to one yet this year.
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Thanks Brian. They are skittish when they first appear aren't they. This is the first I have seen and only saw it because I was photographing stuff on the Camelia.

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Apr 02, 2016 15:57 |  #4

Lovely shots of these Linda, I've seen a few when out and about lately but their season seems short lived for some reason, they disappear as summer approaches.


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Apr 03, 2016 03:20 |  #5

Worcester Lad wrote in post #17958443 (external link)
Lovely shots of these Linda, I've seen a few when out and about lately but their season seems short lived for some reason, they disappear as summer approaches.

Thanks George. Yes, they aren't around long although in the past I have seen the odd one during summer but not often. I guess it's because of the emergence times of the bees that it coincides with.

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Apr 06, 2016 14:31 |  #6

Wonderful capture Linda.


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Apr 06, 2016 22:18 |  #7

Wonderful detail and light Linda!

I've seen them here -but that's about it. Very skittish!


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Apr 07, 2016 02:44 |  #8

Very nice, and I'm still to see a Beefly this year.




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Apr 07, 2016 05:50 |  #9

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17962922 (external link)
Wonderful capture Linda.

Many thanks Lester :-)


Dalantech wrote in post #17963292 (external link)
Wonderful detail and light Linda!

I've seen them here -but that's about it. Very skittish!

Many thanks John. Saw one more the other day briefly but the weather has changed so not sure when I will get to see some more but hopefully not too long lol.


SteB wrote in post #17963401 (external link)
Very nice, and I'm still to see a Beefly this year.

Shouldn't be too much longer for you now - all we need is more settled and sunny weather :-)

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