A feed and a freshen up!
A lovely morning for an early morning bath! The Starlings are the most frequent bathers followed by Blackbirds.
I have had a couple of sightings of a Comma butterfly on one of my Buddleia plants. Buddleias are an amazing shrub/tree, I spotted one growing today in the brickwork of a wall in a supermarket carpark! No soil and just rain for moisture, how do they survive? Railway embankments and sidings are another area that they seem prolific in.
Sunshine loving Blackbirds!
It certainly wasn't fazed by the presence of the haughty looking Dunnock!
A first for my garden. I was rather pleased with this sighting!
This is the only one I have seen so far this summer. A splendid Butterfly!
I have had several of these in the garden. I have also had a Red-tailed Bumblebee but only fleetingly.
Large White Butterfly.
Good to see a pair of recently fledged Robin chicks in the garden after having the failed nest in my drive earlier in the summer.
Ain't they sweet!
I was extremely pleased when this moth was ID'd for me as being a Small Ranunculus and informed that until recently it was very rare and is still in the Red Data Book. According to my Moth Guide the moth was 'thought extinct for 50 years before re-appearing in Kent,Essex and South Wales'
16th & 17th July
Long-tailed Tits fest!
These delightful little birds descended on the feeders! At one point there were 30+ in the garden!
Small White Butterfly.
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.