The first buzzer

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

Most bum­ble­bees – in­deed, most in­sects – are in­ac­tive dur­ing win­ter. Buff-tailed Bum­ble­bees buck the trend. If you see a stripy ‘buzzer’ this month, chances are that it will be this com­mon species. Par­tic­u­larly in milder parts of Bri­tain, colonies are just as ac­tive as at other sea­sons, with mem­bers feed­ing on win­ter-flow­er­ing gar­den plants such as Ma­ho­nia and Viburnum.

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