May 2012

The first few days of the month were cool and wet but the weekend following was very pleasant with Chipping Sparrows arriving along with a flock of Ruby-crowned Kinglets which hung around for over a week.

Unfortunately the dreaded lily beetles also put in an appearance and by 10 May I reckon I had killed about 40.

Another resident made his presence known, by stalking about the garden, inspecting all the plants which caused me to dub “him” Inspector Crow. To start with I was amused by his behaviour but I was upset when he caught a frog (or maybe a toad) in the pond and proceeded to consume it on the lawn.

12 May lily beetle kill: 7

13 May lily beetle kill: 4

14 May                       3

16 May                       1

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