Despite the very late spring bird activity in the garden has been busy with several blackbird nests in bushes, climbers and even Liz’s Bay Tree! Blue Tits nested high up in their favourite tiny hole in our garden wall and elsewhere ducks, thrushes and robins have been hatching out.
We even encountered a heron standing on the garage roof for nearly 30 minutes one morning recently, had a swan fly overhead the day before and swallows have once again reared a family in the roof of the potting shed/garage.
Curlews are frequent visitors to adjacent fields and hares and deer are seen on many days.
In the garden we have frogs and toads which are good at pest control and Liz’s many bird feeders draw a wide variety of visitors at all times including nuthatch, coal, blue and great tits, bullfinches and greenfinches plus more sparrows once again this year.
Recently we have been serenaded with a male blackbird and a lovely song thrush during the long evenings.
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