The Grey Dagger caterpillar
Lesser Yellow Underwing moth
A misty morning yesterday on the path
The seagull chicks we watch have all left their rooftop homes and parents and are now somewhere out to sea. There are still a few late chicks who are about to leave around Brixhams roofs and I shall miss them.
St Marys Bay where a lot of the chicks feel the sea under their bodies for the first time
Every morning for the last few weeks I have been treated to the beautiful sight and sound of seagull families flying overhead across the land and out to sea across my garden. The chicks call constantly to their parents and they in turn call back reassuring the chick all the way. Then in the evening they all fly back.
Beautiful meadows alongside the coatal path where the Kestral usually hunts and the swallows fly over
This is what helps to keep the area special for our bat population
Our dog friendly stone stiles, no need to go up and over. Very helpfull when they get older
All tucked up
I never quite know what this is as there are so many similar flowers
A lovely fluffy seed head
So many lovely butterflies along the path. A pretty Speckled Wood and a Meadow Brown
Wild clematis grows all along the path and its seed heads are particularly beautiful in the sunlight
Here's one of the many spiders with its web amongst the clematis
I like many people have had a large number of bumble bees visiting the garden. These very large ones (the size of the top of my thumb) also appear to really like the white buddleia. So here are some garden photos from yesterday.
Although it doesn't look big this bee is huge
This bee was burried right inside the flower head and I caught it emerging
The beautiful Painted Lady wings open and wings closed. The pattern on the closed wings is amazing
A Small Tortoiseshell
One of the many Red Admirals having a rest in the afternoon sun after spending most of the day on the white buddleia. They seem to like this variety much more than the purple ones.
I feel that Autumn is not far away as I heard a Robin singing yesterday morning. They must be back in full feather after their July/August moult and are now starting to sing.
The blackberries are starting to ripen all along the path.
Have a great bank holiday weekend