Here's a fairy tale - we were sat in the garden in the sun recently - it's ok though there was a happy ending, it soon started to rain, preceded by these spectacular clouds
Earlier this thing flew over, circled, and came back again in time for me to grab the camera
It appears to be associated with Farnborough Airshow
and it seems the wings turn so that the propellors become helicopter type rotor blades so it can land in small spaces
Imagine going from fast forward to hover too quickly - oops
On the same subject, may I inroduce "Flying Officer X" complete with goggles, alias a relatively common moth called Spectacle
In case you can't make it out, it's perched on the end of my moth log pencil!
Or it could be doing Long Eared Owl impressions
Talking of moths, this is a Lesser Common Rustic, a new one for my garden
and this is not a Lesser, but just a Common Rustic
and this thing with the yellowish forehead and stripey leggings is a complete bore when writing it up as it's a Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing - couldn't it just have been called a yellow bonce?