Wednesday, 24 April 2013
We now have at least seven Mallards visiting the grass outside our garden in pairs. They sometimes even come into our garden just to take a nap! The Bullfinch pair are still being seen, a Blackbird is nesting right in front of our kitchen window, Great-spotted and Green Woodpeckers are also being seen and a single Chiffchaff is singing each day. I also saw two Sparrowhawks on St. Michaels Road this morning, along with a probable Blackcap singing. Blue Tits have been seen gathering nesting material but have shown no interest in our camera nest box to our frustration. This photo is of a male Great-spotted Woodpecker which was drumming on a lamppost for about ten minutes.