Non human visitors & residents of SE23

Last week in the garden. No idea if male or female.

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Nice! Looks fairly big! Was their something on it - some odd looking lines on it’s back?

Yes it looked like spider’s web. Prior to me getting the phone. It was following a spider :spider: who quickly retreated by the time I got back.

If you zoom in you can see they are tiny baby Wolf spiderlings!

Oh crap. Why would anyone want to do that?!?

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Anyone know what beastie this is?

Quite large at about an inch and a very bright golden head.

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Maybe a hornet hoverfly?

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That looks right on a google search - Cheers Edda!

Today is Flying Ant Day! A very fine display in front of the station next to the A205. Also in my garden.

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Nice- unless you’ve left your windows open! I never see them down my way!

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49023143

Flying ants appearing as rain on weather forecasts!

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The peregrines are still around. Yesterday I heard/saw one screeching its way over Perry Vale, and this morning I heard screeching near Christ Church and saw two on the spire.

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I’ve yet to see one - still hoping!

Still getting loads from my little bucket pond. Here is an wasp in need of some refreshment- in truth I am not sure what they are doing will have to read up on it but their ends bob up and down on the water.

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Quality shot.

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Thanks @Foresthillnick - hope you enjoyed the bbq!

One of those went for a dive in my marinated anchovies at lunch time. It didn’t end well for the wasp.

I must try and get a photo of the hornets we get up here. Huge things, carry away sheep and small cows. :slight_smile:

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I bet - anchovies are strong flavoured! :grinning:

I’d definitely like to see some photos of those!

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Pushing the limits of my phone - hence a little grainy.

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Great shot!

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