This afternoon my attention was drawn to a Blackbird chasing a Newt across our patio...it stabbed at it several times and eventually grabbed it and after a few minutes managed to chop off its tail. This slowed the poor animals progress but the Blackbird was able to kill it by violent shaking and by banging its head on the ground and eventually flying off with it to its nest. I just hope the youngsters appreciated it!
|I found another patch of Childing Pinks today with several doubles amongst them.|
|Grasshopper by the path...very small (about 2.5cms)|