A rather scruffy-looking Buzzard.
A rather less-scruffy Buzzard.
A male Kestrel. Good to see this declining species still in the area.
What we could not see before was that this bird was carrying prey.
And here is proof it did not drown!
A Large White butterfly on Red Clover.
A quite splendid male Common Blue butterfly: more attractive with wings closed!
A Silver Y moth: a very common immigrant, boosted in Autumn by local broods.
A female Black-tailed Skimmer. Only the males have black tails (and they have blue bodies).
The hoverfly Syrphus vitripennis.
A female or teneral Common Blue Damselfly.
A female Blue-tailed Damselfly of the form rufecens.
This is a female Oedemera nobilis beetle.
And here is the male that is unique in having a swollen hind femur.
A different specimen also covered in pollen.
And here it is with wings open.
And the flowers being attended by a Greenbottle fly (Lucilia sp.).
Not a flower I am too familiar with: I suspect Bugloss (Anchusa arvensis).
This orchid is I think a Southern Marsh Orchid.