A day spent gardening today and a fair bit going on.
A pair of Grey Wagtail in the garden spending most of their time on the roof, fly catching and the male singing.
2 Nuthatch visiting frequently, several Blackbird families, 2 Song Thrush, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Mallard, Moorhen and Stock Dove to name a few.
Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Buzzard and Red Kite overhead.
“Molly's brood is down to 9. She still had 11 on Tuesday but lost one by Wed morning and then another on Weds afternoon - I strongly suspect a rather bold Carrion Crow, but a pair of Kites are also diving into the garden. The ducklings are coming to the door for food several times per day, preferring rehydrated mealworms” (RB).
A couple of neighbours popped round this afternoon with a bug they had found in their garden and we identified it as a Cockchafer (see pic below).
Molly & Co courtesy Richard Broughton.