18th April 2017
Lovely morning on Walney. Willow warblers everywhere and a chiffchaff singing in the willows by the south feeders.Saw my first whitethroat of the year, singing a bit near the ‘bird’ gate. Cutting through to the shore from there, the dunes were abuzz with small bees. I saw the same thing last April at Sandscale. They are plasterer bees and make nest holes in the sand ‘plastering’ the sides with a cellophane-like substance. There were lots of their holes already dug. The photos are not very good as they kept moving!
jenny England