Posted: 13/09/2013 at 03:51
We have had a brilliant year with young birds, the garden feeders have been covered with baby sparrows, gold, green, bull and chaff finches, various tits, blackbirds, wood pigeons and for the first year we have a family of starlings. I now have 3 seed feeders, 2 suet blocks and kitchen scraps out on the patio. I have to hoover the patio every day to clear up the mess!
I counted 21 baby swallows in our horse barn this week all trying to fledge at the same time. Itwas a nightmare trying to do the horses without being dive bombed.we also have another 2 nests which will probably go next week. It is amazing that as soon as these tiny swallows leave the nest they fly thousands of miles.
On a down though we have not seen the nuthatch return this year and somone shot our buzzard last week. Sick bastards!