A strange week with the sighting of a young tawny owl in the ash tree at the top of the garden. It was 'branching', the young leave the nest and stay on a nearby branch for a day or two until they can fly. The nest is towards the top of the tree, and was used a few years ago. But I hadn't seen the parents by the nest and it was real luck we saw it, as it was gone by the next day.
In the nest boxes the great tit chicks have hatched as have one of the blue tits.
In one box, that had a great tit nest and one egg, but no addition for a week, a pied flycatcher has built its nest on top of the other nest, its the grass nest on top of the moss one on the picture. Not seen that before.
The other high is a pied flycatcher nest with 9 eggs, never had more than 7 in a nest before. Hopefully they will be able to look after them.