Lovely weather this weekend, and had hoped to see some of the Redstarts that have arrived.  No luck.  So instead, a selection of photos from our garden, Hengistbury Head, and Bentley Woods.

 

Didn't actually go anywhere over the bank holiday weekend, so no interesting photos of migrants arriving.  Instead, a couple of photos of flies on our bay tree.

Eden Project in Cornwall yesterday, trying out some macro photography on the flowers.  Quite pleased with some of the effects achieved.

On the way down to Cornwall on Friday, we stopped off briefly at RSPB Darts Farm near Exeter for lunch, and the possibility of seeing the Penduline Tits that have taken up residence there.  Given that some people were reporting having been there 5 or 6 times and never seeing them, my hopes weren't high.  But stepped out of the car, walked down to the hide, and there they were.  A bit of a grey day, so light was very poor and not ideal for photography, but I got some nice shots.  Including a couple where you can see a small grub or caterpillar that one pulled out of the bullrushes - which is, I think, what they're searching for as they tear all the fluff off the rushes.

Went to Arne today.  Saw a fair bit, but not really any decent photos.  Managed to try out macro lens on a spider though.