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