On the subject of scary insects, this Assassin Bug was on the conservatory window on Thursday
Have had a clean up in the garage now the Swallows have gone, it was a wet day which kept me indoors for this task, so the light was poor, but their poo was carefully shovelled up and deposited on the compost heap!! After their 1st brood (4 young), the male was clearly visiting the nest frequently but no sign of the female on it, until after the second brood had hatched - (4 young); in fact, when we peeped in to see how many, we discovered they had built a second nest of their own, on a ledge and a very sparse affair too
This is the original artificial nest which first attracted the swallows some 8 years ago
At the top of a victory roll, this juvenile Gull came into the frame!
Maybe this picture should be this way up!!