The garden always comes alive in the Summer and today was no exception. I found an adorable little baby bird sitting happily in our garden. I didn't go and disturb him other than leaning in for a photo as many baby birds end up on the ground but normally the parents are very close by, as I also found it. As soon as I started to walk off it's Mum and Dad flew down and checked on the little one.
I think it's a baby blackbird as the parents certainly looked like blackbirds and I hope this fledgling was alright, but as tempting as it is to try and protect the little baby from the neighbourhood cats, I can't, and the RSPCA always warn against touching fledglings you find so I left well alone.
I also found a very prettily coloured ladybug larvae chilling out on the lavender flowers. I didn't realise the ladybug had four stages until they reached adulthood. I did some Googling earlier after I took the photo as I wanted to be sure it was definitely a ladybug baby. While insects aren't everyone's cup of tea, I do find them very interesting and I love how colourful some of them can get!
And to top it all off there were plenty of bees around too!
I hope everyone's having a good weekend!