As spring comes in, nesting has gone up a notch. The Pied Flycatchers are back, apparently in good numbers and 5 nests have been started in my nest boxes. A total of 16 nests are now on the go, with 5 having eggs, mainly Blue Tits, but also a Sparrow. A first in any of my boxes. We have had a large number of sparrows around the front of the house for some years, nesting in the roof space. After some work blocking the roof off I put up 3 Sparrow Terrace boxes with 3 nests in each, and one is being used with 5 eggs so far. The Sparrows are around the barns with new sites it appears.
Heard the Cuckoo last weekend, always a relief. Found a Dunnock nest in the garden in a privet bush with 2 young in it.
A bit worried about Hedgie, didn't see him for a week, then 7am Wednesday morning there he is outside the back door, so close I almost fell over him. While I got some food he disappeared again, only to turn up 15 minutes later and happily ate his food.