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Tawny Mining Bee      Andrena fulva
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Notes
This is probably Andrena fulva, the Tawny Mining Bee, which is common in much of southern Britain.

According to Falk (2015) it visits various spring-flowering shrubs as well as herbaceous plants. There can be large colonies of this species, including on footpaths. This one was photographed in such a situation on one of the paths crossing the Plain in Wanstead Park.
Wanstead Park, 10 April 2009
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