Wildlife

"Ma feet micht be big, but the insects are safe"  Michael Marra

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) on the Inchewan Burn (photo courtesy of Theresa!)
Robin (looking at my bait box!)
Golden Orb Weaver, Western Australia
Shield Bug, Isle of Man
Violet Ground Beetle, Perthshire
Puffin on the Isle of May (and white campion in bloom)
One of my flat mates - Tegenaria domestica (female)
Horse's Hoof fungi at Loch of the Lowes (SWT Reserve)
Ladybirds (or "Ladybugs" as they are called in the U.S.) congregating on a tree in northern California and soaking up some solar energy pre-hibernation.
Hoverfly at Himalayan Balsam

The wasp-like stripey pattern of hoverflies is designed to scare off would-be predators.  In fact, hoverflies do not sting - so please don't swat them!