Tagged: Identification


Curlew and Whimbrel: Tomato Potato

Tomato tamato. Potato patato. The effect isn’t quite the same when it’s written down, but when said out loud, most of us are familiar with the saying. The words are of course pronounced differently,...

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Cuckoo Bumblebees

*Originally posted in May 2015 on www.thereremouse.com One flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Cuckoos, by the way, don’t have one.  A nest, that is.  They lay their...

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The Heath Bumblebee

Continuing with bumblebee identification, this week I’ll be writing about the Heath Bumblebee (Bombus jonellus). As the name suggest this bumblebee can be found around upland areas of bog and heath but it...

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White-tailed Bumblebee

Following on from my last piece on buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris), it now makes sense to look at one of its most similar species in Ireland, the white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum). White-tailed bumblebee...

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