An invasion of Common Hover Flies has Tarmal dashing around the garden in constant pursuit of these helpful little beings.
Hover Flies look a little like Wasps, but without a sting, they are fabulous to have in the garden as the adults feed on nectar and help to pollinate the flowers, whilst the larvae feed on aphids, which may be the reason my one and only rose has not one aphid dwelling on it.
Anyway, Master T just does not know which way to turn.
With his gaze fixed on the flowers he was transfixed by the hovering visitors as they happily went about their business.
Working out there was a better vantage point to view the action he climbed up to take a closer look.
He was very cautious as he slowly tiptoed closer and closer.
Careful not to alert them of his approach, I was wondering though whether he recalled his encounter with a bee late last autumn and was not keen for a repeat performance.
Stretching out as much as he could he slowly raised a paw and took a tentative swipe,of course they all flew off swiftly leaving him stood there empty pawed!
Apparently, they are not as much fun as chasing butterflies, and he lost interest completely after this one failed attempt.
Deciding there was better things to do.
Like settle down on his favourite chair,
and watch the world drift by...................