About 2 mm long, unfamiliar in our building, the four we saw probably came in with some produce.
short video clip: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33761226/mystery%20beetle.mov
In my new back yard, urban infill. Growing in rocky mystery clay with a thin layer of organic debris. There were a few larger individuals, and then more came up after I pulled the taller weeds that were over growing them. They are the first thing that has shown signs of spreading since that cull. Ornamental, hardy native, terrifying invader?
5 individuals foraging
This bird may have made the local urban rodents nervous. I saw one of them make a run for it from one hedge to another. The bird saw it too, and moved from a tree perch to a nearby bench to make a couple of forays into the bushes, but without any luck
about 6cm long
Sorry this is the best I could do! All red body, dark wings. 2cm long.
Relaxed slug, then irritated slug.
Inscribed copper maple leaves, and real maple leaves, in season. At the Canadian war memorial.
Grumpy snails think it's too cold to be up and around, Milton Keynes.