Thursday, 12 June 2014

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

I have had a busy morning, I finally found time to go outside where my cup of tea was waiting for me and started talking to daughter who was sat cross legged on table, as she does, eating her breakfast, when out of the corner of my eye I spied it! I had been waiting to see one all year so I rushed in for camera - it had the wrong lens on of course but I thought best try and get a photo quick before it flew away! so snapped these two photos, daughter then told me it had been there all the time she had been out there but hadn't realised what it was, at which point I relaxed a bit and decided to check the settings and the photo previews, when I looked up again the moth had gone and has not returned yet so for now these will have to do!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Look to the skies

It was Cosford Airshow today, which meant we might get some impressive planes over our garden, so camera was kept close by just in case! Mr S and daughter were not disappointed when this Vulcan flew right over our garden

then later on and I presume marking the end of the show the red arrows flew over

Monday, 2 June 2014

Azure damselfly

Another gem from the weekend this beautiful azure damselfly spent most of Saturday in our garden

Sunday, 1 June 2014

22-spot ladybird

Yesterday I found this tiny 22-spot ladybird in one of our raised beds on some lily leaves