Saturday, 24 December 2011

Red Admiral Butterfly

I noticed a Red Admiral butterfly flying around the garden several times during the day. It was quite sunny, no bees but several hoverflies were also active.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sparrowhawk mobbed by herring gull.

While checking the garden after the stormy weather, I head a commotion in the sky. A few seconds later a sparrowhawk appeared over the roof top, pursued by a very noisy herring gull.

Luckily I had my camera with me as it all happened very fast.
As the sparrowhawk swerved and changed direction the herring gull followed but making a wider turn being less manoeuvrable.

The herring gull continued to chase the sparrowhawk and they disappeared behind the house behind our garden.