A Dor beetle dropped into the moth trap this week, just slightly bigger than a Ladybird, as can be seen in the enlarged photo, looks more menacing but is just a harmless dung beetle.
On the same day there was a Sexton beetle on the path. Normally a pair will bury a small or part animal as food for their offspring, the female will lay her eggs near the carcass and then remain nearby to protect them from predators.
The Swan family is now down to three Cygnets, why they keep dying is a mystery, one day they look under the weather and next they are gone.
Bob and Bri