When our dog died six months ago Julie adopted the local urban foxes and started putting out a small amount of food once a week, same time, always wearing the same coat, making the same noises. It's starting to pay off.
These are my photos from the upstairs window, she is looking through her pics as I type this and will hopefully put one or two of those up later tonight.
I love all the photos, nice to have some unusual animals like arachnids, insects and reptiles close up. Love the lizard and spiders.
My dog also recently died @Bishop and I have been putting some of her food out for foxes/badgers/hedgehogs etc. I love it that Julie sits out there and has them come so near. I am not quite at that stage yet, all I have seen are the local cats enjoying the extra grub.
I have been looking for the jumping spiders that live on my house walls as the sun has made an apearrance. I was surprised yesterday to find new one and even morse surprised today. These were photgraphed within a few square metres
I think I have seen one of these higher up the house from a window before not close and no chance to photograph. I sadly only had a 1:1 set up fitted so couldnt get very good results.
This is a ladybird that has been parasitised by a braconid wasp the larvae of which has emerged from the ladybirds body woven the cocoon below the ladybird. The ladybird is still alaive and twitches when danger aproaches this is to protect the wasp and 25% of the ladybirds survive.