Fringed Heath Blue
Drying off, after a quick bath in the frog pond.
Newly enclosed and emerging from among the grasses. After a few minutes the wings were fully expanded and this male took flight.
Now that this female has completed her final moult, we are able to be confident of the species identity.
The short wings that confirm her identity.
Recycling the cast off exoskeleton
I'll release her soon ... although I fear that when I do she'll quickly become food for the voracious birds.
Red-bellied Black Snake
Now a regular visitor to the pond, here with a mouthful of frog.
Another visitor to the frog pond, and our first sighting of the Scarlets this Summer.
Newly-fledged Sacred Kingfisher
Calling for food, but otherwise surprisingly independent and confident.
Summer breeding migrant, although never here in large numbers.