I notice that the RSPB are on the look-out for sightings of swifts. I was only just wondering what these dynamic swooping, peeping birds were - I always confuse swallows, swifts and martins - but now I know and I am very chuffed that they have been whizzing about in the most dynamic fashion over my garden for years and particularly this week.
It has been a good week for unusual flying things. I had to rescue a bat which was flying in a panic round the gym. last night - to the horror of the staff!
The garden is really way ahead of its self this year. So much so that it is almost about to enter what I think of as its high summer quiet patch, before the dahlias and late shrubs get going. Best at the moment are the regal lilies which, along with honeysuckle, are filling the air with heady scent. I could never have too many of them.
|Lilium album reflecting in bird bath|
|Lilies with Rosa Pat Austen|