I spent 3 hours or so on my local patch this morning but came away with slim pickings photographically. I have one nice shot to share and a couple of others that could have been better.
However I was pleased to see two blackbirds although I only managed a distant record shot with my SX50. There were many Olive-backed pipits, a single Grey-backed thrush, lots of Greater Necklaced Laughingthrushes and at least three Chestnut bulbuls.
I thought I had a couple of decent shots of a bee but blown up they were not sharp enough for me.
This was the best bug of the morning. Very common but quite colourful.
This is Bothrogonia ferruginea or Black-tipped Leafhopper.
The next one is probably a Lychee Stink bug nymph, Tessaratoma papillosa.
And finally, because it reminds me of the oak tree in the garden as a child, an acorn.
I shall try again tomorrow although I need to go further afield as the LNEC closes on a Tuesday.