This female blackcap (sylvia atricapilla) was feeding on honeysuckle berries outside our dining room window.
and we have had a robin on our fat feeder
and a blue tit on the seeds, but very few birds are interested in our garden at the moment.
Judging by the shorter antennae I think this is the female that the males were trying to attract yesterday with their dance. These nemophora degeerella are also known as “fairy” longhorns. The dance I saw yesterday was certainly reminiscent of fairies, so this is probably how they got their nickname.
A group of insects had me baffled for a while this morning. Above the woodpile at the back of my pond they pirouetted whilst moving up and down about 2 feet at a time. Here is a short video of one of them:
I watched for a while before one of them settled and I could identify it as a nemophora degeerella
Apparently swarms of males dance in the sun to attract females.