Aug 142011

Whilst trying to do some tidying up in the garden yesterday I happened across two discoveries in as many seconds.  The first was the pictured bird’s nest – low down in a holly bush.   Although remarkably neat and tidy, there was no evidence of use sadly.

Bird's nest

I needed to trim a few branches of the holly bush to get past it without being lacerated and as the leaves piled up I noticed the small white ‘smudges’ on the underside of the leaves.   I can’t trace what they are so far, so if anyone in the Group has an idea I’d be very grateful.

Any ideas?


 Posted by on 14 August 2011 at 8:29 pm

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  1. I’ve just been told it could be Southern red mite eggs (Oligonychus ilicis). Just shows what a knowledgeable group you are.