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Thread: Have you discovered any new creatures in your garden this year?

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    Default Have you discovered any new creatures in your garden this year?

    Hi, I've seen these two for the first time this year in my garden - both seem to be moving up from the south

    This giant of a ladybird - think it must be a Harlequin


    And I found a sleepy bee last week when it was cold and windy on my daughters climbing frame. Just got round to IDing it - and it turns out to be a tree bee - this is first time I've heard of it in yorkshire. Gave it some sugar water and it disappeared so I hope it flew away

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    I saw a frog in my pond which suprised me as it is about 2ft high, still I was pleased to see it. Not a creature but I have a lovely water lily just coming into flower.

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    A pair of Linnets on the bird feeders (thistle and seed) and in the hedge.
    The cats' valet.

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    A Goldcrest - very fleetingly but very exciting.

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    Lots of bees, which I hope are visiting because we have planted lavender, roses, scabious etc.

    A hedgehog about a month or two ago which we hadnt seen before but then we removed a lot of old bushes and ivy growth and I havent seen him/her since.

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    I have seen about 4 birds flying together around the houses since yesterday, one landed in the pear tree in the garden backing onto ours.

    Seems it was a male Redstart.

    A really colourful little fella, hope he comes back again, so I can take a pic.

    This wasn't him below but he looked just like that one.

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    I had a beautiful Jay in the backgarden. I often hear them when I am waiting at the local train station but never had one of these normally shy birds on the lawn.

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