Unfortunately I didn't manage to grab any new video this week.
Here are a couple of youngsters I saw yesterday.
First a Common Green Shieldbug.
Looks to me to be a 5th instar, one stage away from being an adult:
There is a good set of illustrations showing the different growth stages of British shieldbugs on the BritishBugs site.
This is what it will look like when fully grown:
The other was a juvenile Goldfinch which is just beginning to get its colours:
Here is an adult in its full colour:
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.
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