A very special visitor this week. A Hummingbird hawk-moth. A summer visitor to the UK and only the second one I've ever seen in my life (and last time I was slightly drunk so could never be sure). This time, despite much over excited fumbling with my camera, I did manage to get a picture. This was taken in the 'Lady Garden' at Tyntesfield. Really.
Also sighted over Tyntesfield this week was a Red Kite, not by myself, but I've seen a picture and hope it's a sign of things to come.