Monthly Archives: October 2014


Hoverfly sp.

After damaging muscles doing some heavy lifting I have not been very mobile of late. The sunny weather this weekend lured me out into the garden though, where there were still lots of insects on the wing.

Speckled Wood Butterfly

There are still butterflies out and about, including this ragged looking Speckled Wood. I have also seen many Red Admirals on the wing or nectaring on ivy flowers over the last week.

Barnacle Goose

I did manage a quick look in at Holywell Pond today which was busy with geese, as it was the last time I was there. Amongst the Greylags and Canadas was this lone Barnacle Goose – what a smart bird!