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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Garden delights again!

I was absolutely delighted to find a Great Diving Beetle 30 minutes ago (5.50pm) perched high up on a Water soldier spike in the garden wildlife pond, when I arrived home a Chiff- Chaff was calling its "hwet" call regularly from within the garden too. 
I managed to get a few shots in very poor light of the Beetle, before the heavens opened and we had a downpour of rain.
A brief interlude between the heavy showers revealed another brief sighting at 6pm of the excellent Hummingbird Hawk Moth that again briefly visited the purple flowers of Hemp Agrimony outside the kitchen window and then it flew up and fed briefly from the Honeysuckle flower before zooming off. Jenny told me that the Brown Hawker "was buzzing around the garden again" today too.
** UPDATE ** 7.35pm, The Hummingbird Hawk moth visited again briefly at 7.10pm (purple flowers) and 7.20- 7.23pm The Lavender (both bushes and then the Hemp Agrimony purple flowers) before zooming off west once again.

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