I spent an hour last night cleaning and re-seating the lenses in the EF-FD adaptor. I like the old lenses.
This morning was fine if a bit chilly in the wind.
This fly is posed on what I hope is a bit of Changing Forget-me-not. It is only just alive as I found it in the dogs water bowl. I have tried and can’t identify it but suspect it is a very small male hoverfly. I have had another look round and will say this is Xylota segnis.
I have spent ages this morning trying to find out what this is. It is no longer with us as a hungry blackbird ate it just after I took this picture. I had about three goes trying to get it to face the camera but it kept flying away and coming back. It looks to have similar antennae to a soldier beetle but I’m pretty sure it isn’t. TREVOR has identified this for me as a Click Beetle; Ctenicera cuprea.
In between the showers I will see if I can get a picture of the Goldcrest which is always around but never in view for long.