Later in the day just a few miles away near King's Stag (aptly enough) I spied this lovely Roe Deer in buttercups, which was just perfect for today's theme really. He stood here for a good 2-3 minutes before the nerves got the better of him and he was away into the woods.
Never let it be said though I neglect the Corvids. Isn't this a beauty? We'd put some stale bread out, and within seconds had 2 Jackdaws were on the lawn. Bread isn't ideal at this time of the year because of chicks, but a small amount won't pose too many problems. And I always think every little helps the birds at this time of year when it's the annual mayhem of making nests, producing eggs and feeding young. I always keep a feeder topped up at this time of the year for that reason.
I forgot to say in yesterdays posting a Stoat ran in front of me a couple of times, just outside Sherborne. That's the first one I've seen for about 6 months. Again like the Jackdaw above it was in wonderful pelage (coat).
Finally does anyone know what this is? Please don't say Damselfly. But what species? I can't find it anywhere in the reference books. If you click to enlarge a better photo. I've e-mailed this to a friend who knows everything about wildlife, actually what he knows staggers me. But if any of you of the blogging community have an idea, I'd appreciate it. Oh and yes it's in Dorset.