Several different birds seen this week, not seen commonly by us, Blackcap, Green Woodpecker and Goldcrest. All in garden or very nearby. Also glad to have regular sightings of Greenfinch.
Nest boxes getting occupied, six Blue tits, possibly five Pied Flycatchers and a Redstart. Seen a little early this year, so hopefuuy still time for more to start nests. Three blue Tits already sitting on eggs, and first Pied Flycatcher egg seen on 6th May, again slightly earlier than previous years.Became aware of the Redstart nest being started on the 3rd and by the 6th, fully built and two eggs.
Saw a Pied Flycatcher looking into the Redstart box today which brought on a furious male Redstart to chase it off. So they are still waiting to start i assume.
Have had a Red Kite flying around reall low for a week or so, not sure why, although we see them daily they don't normally come in so low.
Sadly Rupert, our cockbird, had to be put down this week.