April flew by and now it's already May 11th. I don't know where the time is going, or what exactly I'm spending my time doing, maybe it's an age thing!
I went for a walk along the coastal path at the end of April as the weather was beautifully warm and still and I knew I'd have a chance of catching some butterflies on camera.
This lovely Robin stopped and posed for me then ran along the fence as I walked alongside. The Panasonic Lumix doing a great job here.
A Speckled Wood
I managed to capture these butterflies along the paths. Sadly I just couldn't get a photo of the many Orange Tips that were fluttering about all around me.
A Small White
I think the butterflies below are Small Blues, rather than the Holly Blue, as they were tiny....but you'll have to let me know. I'm afraid they were rather busy when I caught them on camera!
Another little creature who was inching along dangerously on the bare path, just waiting to be trampled on by the many feet and paws of visitors to the area.
Is this an Oak Eggar or a Drinker or neither? I need your expert help as always.
A Greenfinch perched on top of the flowering stems of the hedgerow
A bee feeding with a great blue sea behind
One of the lovely meadows, where people are not allowed to trample about in. This one is the favourite hunting grounds of our buzzards.
I love this patch of daisy like flowers clinging onto the cliffs. They are not small, so I was thinking they must be Sea Mayweed.
After finding a moth to photograph, I took a quick tour around the garden with the Nikon and macro lens to see what else was about.
I have looked in my Collins Guide but cannot ID this one as there are a number of moths that look very similar...so I need a little help from my moth bloggers.
Bellis Perennis up close
A few bees foraging
I never noticed before, how delicate and papery the seeds were on this plantain.
Plenty of these spiders in the flower beds, they seem to love being in the sun and run about on the big leaves of the Japanese Anemone.
For all of you who like butterflies, Butterfly Conservation have a great website here's the link to the latest news and their blog. It's a nice easy to navigate and colourful website.
Last weekend we went off to see the Rolling Clones at the Square and Compass near Ilminster. The band are excellent and so entertaining, so if they are playing at a venue near you, I would wholeheartedly recommend you go. We smiled and laughed and sang along the whole night.
Wishing you all a safe and happy week ahead
Until next time