Nest is well hidden under ivy on our oil tank.
Friday, July 01, 2011
spotted flycatchers fledged
'Our' spotted flycatchers left the nest this morning - the adults have been busy all day, apparently without a break, catching flies and entertaining us with their acrobatics. What amazing little birds they are. The garden is alive with young families - can't remember such a good year - bullfinches, house sparrows, great spotted woodpeckers, swallows, chaffinches, blue tits, great tits, blackbirds, robins - and sedge warblers just beyond the hedge! A hobby was mobbed by several very vociferous swallows above the house this morning - our first sighting here this year.