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Phragmatobia fuliginosa
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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Robin

Erithacus rubecula Copyright: Gareth Kelly
© Gareth Kelly
The Robin (European Robin Erithacus rubecula) is a small bird found across the UK in woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. It is the UK's favourite bird and with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year. Males and females look identical, but young birds have no red breast and are spotted with golden brown. Robins feed on worms, seeds, fruits and insects, but despite their cute appearance, they are aggressively territorial and are quick to drive away intruders.

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