Today, T S and I went for a walk along the River Severn at Ribbesford, Bewdley. Whilst on the walk we saw a Kingfisher on the river which, believe it or not, is the first one I have seen this year. Numbers of Kingfisher in general do seem to have been affected by the cold winter. Also of interest was a Garden Warbler fledgling seen in a tree with an adult in close proximity contact calling.
There was vast amounts of Comfrey in flower along this stretch which was attracting good numbers of bees. In one area there were 4 Scarlet Tiger Moths fluttering about and in many places Banded Demoiselle damselflies were seen.
Scarlet Tiger Moth, Ribbesford 15th June 2010: