Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:37
I was pleased to see a nesting moorhen after a gap of a couple of years. I missed the black cotton wool balls. They're not good parents at all. They take the kids on cross country walks, desert them in the road if a car comes by, it's a wonder they aren't extinct.
The bats are roosting in one of the south facing dormers. This didn't go well last year as a nursery roost, there's not much space and it gets extremely hot. On the first fairly warm day they were hanging out under the eaves in day time. I fear some of the babies may have cooked.
I told them, but they didn't listen. They can have the entire roof space if the go in via the barge boards on the ends of the house. It's what they did for years previously.
I shall await developments