Lots of interesting crawly and flying critters this last week
This big fella was just chilling out on the dishes. At first I thought it was a White-Tailed spider but I have since learned that's a Slate spider and quite harmless. He must have been unwell as he died pretty quickly.
The flower was placed in the image for scale not out of respect :)
I thought it was a small bird when it flew up from the lawn. Stunning little (or big) guy!
I went outside to test a lens and this guy whizzed past me and landed briefly in the tree behind me, This is a grab shot, no time to set up the camera! It turned out very well. Below is another angle I was able to get.