Since my last post another Blackbird nest has been found in the garden this time with three chicks on it. When the nest was found on the 18 June it had one newly hatched chick and two eggs which had also hatched by the following day. On Tuesday 24 June the chicks were ringed. Based o nthe hatching to fledging time of the last nest these chicks should be off the nest this weekend.
In the barn there are two possibly three more Starling nests now with young on and a continuous convoy of adult birds arriving with food.