Unfailingly, house spiders, Tegenaria sp. males go on a walkabout this time of year looking for females. This male sat on our outside wall for a couple of days, all exposed. Love is a dangerous affair for spiders. After their last moult, when they reach maturity, they move often in the open, away from its silky shelter, where predation is more likely. This same week, flocks of Long Tailed Tits, and Coal Tits have roamed the garden, the latter paying special attention to walls, poking into holes while deftly holding onto the wall.