I'll start with some very common birds, which are pretty much I can get close to and have seen recently..
Mallard - doing what dabbling ducks do
I've ordered and been waiting for a new photographic toy which will hopefully turn up at the weekend or Monday latest - hopefully I'll be able to get closer to smaller and more interesting birds then!
Nichola found this mass of Buff-tip caterpillars gregariously hanging off of an Oak sapling fairly low down. First time I've seen these so I was very pleased.
Here's a few other random insects ..
Finally, a couple from the garden ..
Slender Groundhopper - or at least I think it is
Sarcophaga carnaria - a Flesh Fly