Been a good week, with Saturday bringing the distinctive sound of the Wood warbler in its correct place in the wood. Have tried to upload a short video I made of it singing, without success.
As hoped the Pied Flycatchers have started nesting with 4 of the 5 new nests being theirs, and now a total of 17 started nests. Six have eggs also, all being Blue Tit.
After giving our cocker spaniel, Blackberry, a hair cut, put some of his hair out to see if the birds might want some for nesting and within minutes one started helping itself to some. A couple of days later I found 3 nests had dog hair amongst their contents.
Also have found a robins nest in the bank in the upper garden I cleared some brambles from. The three eggs have hatched. I'm putting some snowdrops and primroses into the bank, quite a large area, hoping next spring it will be really looking good.
With the rain this week all the plants are picking up and really looking glorious with the new growth and fresh colours.