Thursday, 26 July 2012

Jay and snail

This young jay was acting rather oddly. It swooped down and hopped about by the pond and I thought it was trying to get a drink and was foiled by the netting.

Suddenly, it flew up to the bush...

... and grabbed a snail!

What sharp eyes it must have had to spot it from the air. Then it flew to the cherry tree and sat enjoying its snack.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Blue Damsel Fly

I spotted this newly emerged damsel fly drying its wings in the sunshine while clinging to my rosemary plant. What a beautiful insect, with those iridescent turquoise 'eyes' on the top of its head.