Following my last post about the Crows, I did begin to wonder if their prescence did actually have some sinister consequences, namely the lack of young birds. Very few babies of the feathered variety had been seen in my garden.
There was the flurry of young House Sparrows, but no sign of fledgling Starlings, Blackbirds or Robins which we would normally have seen by now. But fear not, things have changed for the better this past week.
Lots more young House Sparrows have been flying in and out, playing hide and seek in the Pear tree, the Apple tree and the Bamboo. But also we have seen just a few recently fledged Starlings, no where near as many as last year, when there was a Starling population explosion here. There have also been a few brief sightings of a young Blackbird, always good to see.
To round off the week, Mrs Pecker saw this morning, a brood of Great Tits, newly fledged and feeding with the help of their parents in our garden. Unfortunately I was not around at the time and so missed getting a look at them. Hopefully they will soon return.