It looked and sounded serious, but they eventually stood down without a fight. The fluffy tabby is from across the road and sometimes comes here to challenge Simba's territory. This time, he slowly backed off and eventually sat down to preen while Fluffy stayed still.
This is the first flower on this plant for several years. It opened just as a storm was coming so we picked it to enjoy indoors rather than let the wind batter it. It still only lasts three days though.
... mussels. The variable oystercatcher opened several mussels within a few minutes and tolerated my presence very well. Even when oysters are present they appear to prefer mussels. Possibly just because they are large and easier to open.
This page highlights one photo from each outing. The subjects will vary - it will be whatever caught my eye or was most special on that day.