A belated update on the Blue Tits - the female has laid 9 eggs and started incubating on Tuesday, 3rd May. The incubation period is 13-15 days so we should have a happy event early next week.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photos - the camera relays via the tv screen.
I am pretty sure the female wren is incubating eggs also in a nest in ivy on the patio.
The garden is looking very colourful at the moment - I went out a few days ago to practise using the Canon bridge camera.
The euphorbia I thought I had lost
Green Alkanet is in flower and plants are spreading all over the garden.
Azaleas starting to bloom
A patch of Wood Anemone and
Honesty has been attracting Orange Tip butterflies.
Orange Tips first started appearing on the 4th May and I saw my first Large White on 6th May.
I spotted the first Bee Fly of the year on 8th May - a Dark-edged Bee Fly - sorry no photo I did manage to get D to fetch the camera and even focused only for the camera to tell me there was no camera card :(
First Shield Bug of the year spotted last week - believe it is a Green Shield Bug