Monday April 25th 2016

Monday April 25th 2016

This week Members’ sightings included: wasp nests in a Darlington shed; Greylag geese with goslings at Piercebridge; the first swift of the year, sandmartins, swallow, reed warbler, wheatear all seen at RSPB Saltholme; Siskins at Barton; Kingfisher at Snipe Pond, Darlington; Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch at Foxglove Covert. In Cleasby, a member of the public found an Ichneumon Wasp (Rhyssa Persuasoria) which parasitizes Horntail larvae.

Writer:          Fleur E. Miles