Here’s the stock dove minding its own business on the nest when a jackdaw comes in and tries to get the eggs. Dove 1 Jackdaw 0.
At last the new nest box is being used properly, but not by the owls. A squirrel has spent the past few days filling it with nest material and it has now laid an egg. Hopefully the first of a few (squirrels lay up to eight each year). Won’t be long before we have lots of cute little baby critters!
The frogs and toads have been busy as you can see: clump of frogspawn on the right, strings of toadspawn on the left.
Lots of frogspawn in the lake, and now happy toads all over the place too.
There have been no owls in the new nest box for a few days, so others have taken advantage of the opportunity. Not sure who’s going to win the bidding war for this desirable location
We think weasel – quite small, but we couldn’t see the tail which would have decided things.
A Yellow-Tail moth caterpillar, we think!
You can’t have a wildflower meadow without bees, so thanks to Sue and Glynn we have lots of them.
A nest in the old shelter full of robin chicks (five, we think!).