A brood of Mallard ducklings with their mum on the Wear were late as were singing Chiffchaffs (4) and a Blackcap. Only one Swallow flew over compared to several hundred last weekend.
|Late brood of Mallard|
Creeping Yellowcress was still in flower but the flat heads of Tansy and Yarrow were attracting most of the insects around.
Back home a Zebra Spider (Salticus scenicus) on the windowframe was enjoying the afternoon sun. This is a small spider but with big attitude. It's said they have the best eyesight of all spiders and they will turn they head to look at you if you get close. This one did just that.
|Zebra or Jumping Spider Salticus scenicus|