Mistle Thrush numbers now at 14, either around the garden or in the field next door. Usually appear early evening and squabble with the resident Magpies.
Lots of action around the feeders with plenty of young across several species. 4 juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers with adults. 3 juvenile Nuthatch with adults. Other family groups include Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird. Wren have used old swallow nest in garage and had 3 young. Sizeable House Sparrow colony. Wood Pigeon and Collared Dove present with young.
Quieter for birdsong now – Blackcaps quiet but Chiffchaffs still going strong along with Song Thrushes. Haven’t heard Cuckoo in woods below house for a few weeks now.
Pied Wagtail daily and Grey Wagtail regular. Bullfinch pair still present but no sign of any young. Similar with Jays (who have bred the last two years)
Regular raptors over include up to 4 Common Buzzard at a time, Red Kite (usually singular), Sparrowhawk, Kestrel.
Carrion Crow and Jackdaw using garden whilst Raven (usually 2) staying high overhead.
Lockdown has been great to focus on what is immediately outside and better understand the dynamics between species and the timing of everything.