Well the first young Starlings of the year have appeared in the garden today. It seems like they waited for a break in this incessant rain we have experienced lately to leave the warmth and safety of Ron's roof and fly down to our garden to be fed.
I expect the older birds (I think it is the yearling birds and not the parents that are responsible for feeding the fledglings) were anxious for them to leave the nest and so not have to fetch and carry the amount of food that those youngsters would be demanding.
At this point there is just four young fledglings that have flown down to enjoy the al fresco dining experience with suet pellets and meal worms being the favourite dishes on the menu.
If last year is anything to go by, there are many many more to follow in their footsteps during the coming weeks.