It was so nice to be able to get out and about again this morning as the sun shone and the birds sang once more. We set off to see if the swans we have been watching, had successfully hatched their clutch of eggs. As we approached the Straws Bridge Ponds, we could still hear the Great Reed Warbler singing loudly from the reed bed and there, swimming around the same lake, was a proud mother and her two cygnets.
Speaking of spiders, I have mentioned the small, Jumping or Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus) and have photographed one before on our patio as it devoured a fly. This morning, as we got home, there was another one of these charming little arachnids on our house wall - again it was devouring a fly.