Or is it a leopard ?
This is Doronicum Little Leo, commonly known as Leopard's Bane. I first came across Doronicum in a friend's garden. It was flowering in shade, which was ideal for my garden, as I have more shade than sunny areas. My friend dug up some plants for me, but with the plants in full bloom, it was obviously not the correct time to transplant, as they all died.
Several years later I came across this dwarf variety. The first year that they flowered, they looked just like dandelions. In fact, I thought my borders had been invaded by dandelions, until I noticed the leaves. Fortunately, in subsequent years, the flowers look more like large yellow daisies than weeds. By the way, the thin strap-like foliage in the photo are daffodils, the doronicum has kidney-shaped leaves.
Look what I found feeding in the garden, a female bullfinch. Shortly afterwards, it was joined by its mate who refused to face the camera. Must be shy.
I rarely see bullfinches in the garden. Probably because shortly after this photo was taken, the blue tits chased them off. They seem to chase off any newcomers to the garden, but tolerate the regulars like the goldfinches. Mind you, they made no attempt to chase off a bird that flew over last night. I first saw it from a distance, it looked like a pterodactyl. No it did, really. Well it was a long way off, and it was getting dark. And then it turned round and headed my way. As it flew over the garden, I realised it was a heron. Never had a heron any way near the garden before. But a pterodactyl would have been even more impressive, albeit impossible. Never satisfied, me.