Having just returned from our week away, a lot of garden maintenance was called for before the rain returns! Whilst mowing the lawn I heard the unmistakable 'yip yip yip yip' of a Red Kite: I ran indoors for a camera, in time to watch it being chased off by three Buzzards. One of these thoughtfully returned to pose for a couple of photos!
After lunch, Linda and I investigated a local venue for beekeeping: looks possible if we can obtain the right permissions. As we walked around, I found an Essex Skipper, which is a new species for me so close to home!