Friday, 1 May 2015

Six 7-spot Ladybirds and Eggs at Flatford

On sage leaves

I have seen a few more 'seasonal firsts' recently, though have yet to hear a Cuckoo (though I gather Cuckoo Chris has been in Suffolk). We saw what we believe are our first 7-spot Ladybird eggs of 2015 (photo below). I have just logged the photos on the UK ladybird Survey's iRecord form. Six 7-spots and the cluster of eggs were on foliage in a bank adjacent to the RSPB Flatford Wildife Garden last Saturday. It is always lovely to see ladybirds that are not Harlequins! 






6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot of the ladybug.. I've never seen the eggs before.. Have a happy weekend!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

i havent seen a non harlequin yet, sadly!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, Caroline. We've seen a couple of six spots too this year, though no eggs. Always lovely to see them.

Angie said...

I would never have known what their eggs look like. I'll need to keep a closer eye.

amanda peters said...

Well spotted and nice to see, have been checking all the plants when I go out, but no joy yet.. to cold I think.
Amanda xx

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely photos and so good to see 7 spots. All I've seen in our garden (and house!) this year are Harlequins :(