There were lots a Walls about, it's been a good year for them.
I've never managed a good photo of one yet!
Small Skipper egg-laying on a grass stem.
Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare
Musk Mallow - Malva moschata
Ploughman's Spikenard - Inula conzyae
Blue Fleabane - Erigeron acris
Common Calamint - Clinopodium ascendens
Autumn Lady's Tresses - Spiranthes spiralis
With Red Ant - Myrmica sp. (don't ask me which one though!)
Common Darter - Sympetrum striolatum
Migrant Hawker - Aeshna mixta
Common Blue - Polyommatus icaru.
Nectaring on Common Fleabane - Pulicaria dysenterica.
A Wasp, not sure which species, collecting wood fibres from a fence.
Purple Loosetrife - Lythrum salicaria
Gypsywort - Lycopus europaeus
Common Hemp-nettle - Galeopsis tetrahit
I saw this white form of the flower at Black Hole Marsh.
My small flock of Feral/Racing Pigeons is one bird lighter as of Thursday when one of the local Sparrowhawks struck. A Pigeon kill nearly always involves a slow death and hence can be rather gruesome but I'd rather that than it take yet another Blackbird or House Sparrow. I was at work at the time but Rob saw it from the kitchen window and grabbed my camera to get a few shots of it and seeing as he'd never really used my DSLR before they came out very well. I won't say it shows that the camera's foolproof.... Whoops I just did! I'll show a few of the less gruesome ones...
Female Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus
Shielding her prey when she spotted Rob looking at her.