Today we were watching the Little Grebe feeding their young with small fish, thought these birds only ate weeds see photo, one of the fish was a little to big and the parent tried to reduce it’s size by diving under the water, presumably to use the bottom as an anvil.
We also came across a very young Fox Moth caterpillar, these will hibernate over winter and emerge next spring but about four times the size.
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My garden has been invaded by elephant hawk moth catterpillars most days which wander everywhere (they puzzle Pip) but today we had a privet hawkmoth caterpillar,both are really unusual visitors. (see pics)
The Heather has been in bloom for a couple of weeks now but unfortunately the weather does not always do it justice but yesterday it was at it’s full potential, the aromatic scent was exquisite and the colour outstanding and there is no shortage of bees working hard harvesting the pollen.
It was a very large ebb this morning and a few scars which are very rarely prominent, including the Bootle Stone.