Chris Hurell and I examined the flattened corpse of a young Hawfinch today. Bizarrely it was in the middle of The Royal Oak car park, Welshpool. Did it die there, or had the body been discarded by persons unknown? Local breeding not ruled out, I feel, but not conclusively ruled in either!
To turn to happier outcomes. Not one, but two pairs of Spotted Flycatchers have nested on my house, using open-fronted boxes. Having ringed the young about a week ago, I know they are clutches of 4 and 5. I spent (wasted!) several hours this morning trying to get the flight shot, but the sharp one still eludes me!