It was a public holiday in Germany today and it was warm and sunny (with the occasional thunderstorm).
The common whitethroat continues to skulk about in the bird cherry. This is a typical view we get of him.
The family of white wagtails was feeding down by the pond again. Here's a photo of one of the youngsters.
I was delighted to see a hobby flying overhead. We've only seen this species here once before.
The cotoneaster in the front garden is in full flower and it was buzzing with honeybees and other insects. It smells fantastic too.
A couple of blue tit families were also around the house. Here's a terrible photo of one of the fledglings.
I took a photo of what I thought was a buzzard. I only took one photo of it as a buzzard isn't generally that interesting. Now I've looked at this photo, I was initially unsure whether it was a buzzard. I've since found out that white buzzards are a thing - it's just a different colour variation.
I found a couple of geometrid caterpillars on the plum tree we bought to breed the two brown hairstreak eggs I collected last year. Those eggs didn't come to anything, but I'm glad the tree is still making itself useful. These caterpillars are too small to identify yet, so I'll have to keep them for a while.
After a really interesting day, it was a wonderful surprise to see a forester moth on one of the few scabious flowers left after the cow's visit. We last saw this species in 2015 so it was a bit of a concern that it wasn't doing well here.