Posted by Graeme Lyons , Monday, 30 April 2012 22:11
OK, maybe not thousands but I wanted to put a reference to Alien in this blog post. Sorry about the blurred photo too but this strange beetle would not keep still. It's a female Hylecoetus dermestoides and I spotted it at Ebernoe today ovipositing on a Beech snag. It was relentlessly laying eggs up and down a long crack. So, I decided to have a quick go of filming it and I think it came out quite well, I must remember to do more filming. I saw my first Red-headed Cardinal and Rhagium mordax today too, so things are finally happening. I also finally heard a Cuckoo and a Garden Warbler. Maybe we will start to get some good birds turning up soon too, it's been way too quiet this spring.