Springwatch

I think we would call this early summer watch but who are we to argue with the BBC

The nuthatches are nesting under the eaves

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a few metres from the bird feeders and their favourite ash tree

busy bringing out fecal sacs

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We thought the tit population was spurning the nest boxes but inside this one

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are these

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blue tits a day or two old (don’t worry, the handler has all the qualifications and licenses needed for this)

The neighbouring box

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has a less happy contents

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one dead flycatcher chick – what happened is not clear but there is an active flycatcher brood in a box higher up the plot.

Meanwhile Shelia takes his harem for an afternoon free range promenade

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as buzzards watch overhead

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The middle ducklings are flaunting their adults feathers

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and the neighbours cattle, having spent many months indoors, have their first day of freedom – guided by the white bull

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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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