Saturday, 20 September 2014

Herons and Hoverflies

We had a lovely walk along the River Almond at Cramond this morning. We were very happy that this grey heron groomed itself in front of us.



We were also happy to see loads of wasps and hoverflies gathered round this patch of ivy. I just caught this one hoverfly (Sericomyia silentis) on camera.

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6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the green moss is amazing on those rocks!

eileeninmd said...

Love the heron, beautiful shots. The moss does stand out lovely.. Happy weekend to you!

A Cuban In London said...

Loved the picture and post. Have seen them do this before and it feels as if I'm partaking of a very intimate moment. :-)

Greetings from London.

speedyrabbit said...

great photos but you can keep the wasps don't like them at all,xx Rachel

dosankodebbie said...

yeah, I agree with speedyrabbit, the photos are awesome, but you can keep the wasps. even the photo makes me panic. ha ha

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Speedy and dosankodebbie - the insect in the photo is a hoverfly, a wasp mimic hoverfly but it's harmless itself and when you see them in real life they move differently from wasps....