This little beauty fell at my feet this morning when I opened the shed door. There she sat, despite me telling her she was going to get run over by the lawn mower if she didn't move! But she sat, ignoring me. Maybe she was cold and needed to warm up before she could fly so I gently lifted her and placed her on a leaf in the sun. Wouldn't you know, 20 minutes later her antennae were up and she was looking perkier and shortly after that she took flight and went on her way.
I am slightly flummoxed by her appearance, we've not seen this butterfly before in the garden! Any idea of who she is??
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
A couple of weeks ago I was very fortunate to catch this beautiful scene.......Mummy bird feeding her chick who was sitting in the Lilac Tree. Fortunately the camera was near by and I managed to get a few snaps before both birds flew off to hide in the privet hedge. Not having seen this bird before in our garden I was intrigued to find out what it was and after much debate settled on it being a very rarely seen House Sparrow, a fact that was later confirmed by our twitching friends.
Isn't he/she a cutie!