Then, I watched more Anthophora plumipes in the garden. I had seen one of the males patrolling the Tet-a-tet daffodils, but this morning a male actually fed from several of them.
I managed this shot of the male, tongue extended in preparation for landing on a Daffodil.
The male (or males) were feeding today on Muscari, Pulmoraria and the Daffodils. Often they dart to a clump of flowers, hover briefly to inspect them and dash away before I have the chance to press the shutter. Later in my street another A. plumipes was visiting pansies and cultivated primroses (both of them first time I see them visit). So that adds three more flowers to the plants for your 'Flower Bee Garden'.Seven spot ladybirds and a harlequin were active in the garden, and a queen Bombus terrestris queen visited the garden looking for nesting sites with their characteristic low wandering flight. Two other unidentified bumbles flew overhead.