Had a wonderful experience on Sunday morning as I walked through the oak wood, passing an old long dead tree trunk when there were birds everywhere flying past my face. Realising they had come from the old trunk I looked closer, and in a crack I could see a nest with a baby wren in it, and as I looked it also flew off. It really had been an explosion of wrens. The timing could not have been better. It was on the route of my almost daily walk and the nest was at eye level, and yet I had failed to see it at all before Sunday.
On checking my nests 14 have eggs in, 2 others did, including the redstart nest but all the eggs are now broken and the other nest has had only 1 egg for ten days so something is obviously wrong.
None of the blue tit nests have over 10 eggs, unlike other years, possibly because they have been later this year.
Five Pied Flycatcher nests, four of which have 6 or 7 eggs, so probably the full brood.