Non-stop parenting is taking place at the moment.
The wren, having chosen to make its nest in the robin box
has to do the feeding by herself, flying low, backwards and forwards every few minutes.
Her path is intersected by that of the robins
taking turns to stock up from the mealworm feeder
The flycatchers give every encouragement to their brood to come out and help themselves but the youngsters only peep out
before returning back inside, content for mother
to bring the flies to them.
Also today, clearing a woodpile tragically disturbs a vole’s nest and a younster is left homeless
while elsewhere on the plot blooming continues