Friday, 28 June 2013

Turnip sawflies and Bird egg identification query

Yesterday afternoon I was stalking Turnip sawflies, attempting to get a half decent photo but every time the sun went in, and that was often, they disappeared. Got one eventually.

Turnip Sawfly © Gibby Frogett
 I had never seen a Turnip sawfly until about 2-3 years ago when there was a bit of plague of them in garden and they have appeared every summer since.

Polygnum © Gibby Frogett
 In bloom in the garden today is the lovely Polygnum, I love the varied shades of colour on this.
Quite easy to grow and the hedgehogs seem to love rooting about this.

© Gibby Frogett

Found this eggshell and you can sort of see the size of it from the walnut shells nearby.
Thought it probably was a Collared Dove or Wood pigeon but not certain.

© Gibby Frogett

Any ideas what this egg is ? © Gibby Frogett

Looks like the top of egg is inside, does it look like something hatched or were the contents eaten... what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Great close up of the turnip sawfly. I've not knowingly seen one of these before. Interesting. I will have to keep an eye out.


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