Day 4 of the was very successful after the storm-related inactivity of day 3, with 106 observations from the Lobau and Prater. Highlights include:

My first sighting of wild european pond turtles

My first black woodpeckers

Many great spotted woodpeckers

A greater bee fly which held still long enough for me to photograph it

Some newts

This interesting spider

These enormous beetle larvae

This cool looking moth

And many, many oil beetles

That makes a total of 213 observations over the long weekend. It’ll take some time for them to be identifed down to species level, but it looks like at least 130 individual species.