Our quiet day spent gardening, main highlight was watching 3 Common Buzzards drifting northwards over the island. Summer migrants from the continent. Possibly!!
The new pond in the back garden has been a success story with Semaphore flies (Poecilobothrus nobilitatus) displaying all day long. Well pleased with the pond. I wonder what future years hold.
A pair of Herring Gulls nesting between the chimney pots on a neighbours roof have successfully hatched a chick and after two weeks it is doing very well. This time last year one of the parent birds was a ringed adult nicknamed Bo. This was her on 9 Jun 17 Here.
Having said that I have a real suspicion Bo has gone and another pair are using the old nest site. I will keep checking.
A Chiffchaff was singing from the neighbours garden for the 3rd day running and a few Swifts passed overhead heading north. The "local" birds have fallen silent!!
Here are a few images from today.
This one is on a Nasturtium leaf.
Another on a pebble.
And another on a rock.
One of the adult Herring Gulls nesting on the neighbours roof.