|They have been conspicuous by their absence, so far this autumn, so three individuals,|
today, was a nice surprise.
Butterflies continue to visit our garden, although the buddlieas are well past their best. Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Small White predominate - Holly Blue occasional. My camera gear is always set-up, awaiting usage, by the kitchen door. It was a calling Willow Warbler that drew my attention, yet the presence of a Hummingbird Hawk-moth (the first garden sighting in over a month!) which made my day. Feeding on the honeysuckle that hides our shed - the image was recorded using my 170 - 500mm Sigma lens - so not the best option, but the only one available at the time!
|A spectacular insect|
Some crazy stuff going on down at the river - I will up-date much later in the year. Nuff sed!