The barn owl treehole appears to be full of twigs, so either they are nest building or a pigeon or magpie has moved in. Shall keep an eye on developments over the next few weeks.
A whitethroat called from the hedgerow, a first for the parish this year and this was closely followed by my first views of house martins this year. As usual, over Hadham Hall.
A check for the spotted flycatcher that nested here in 2014 and was briefly heard and seen in 2015, but so far, no returning bird. Yellowhammers were on good numbers, as were chaffinches and goldfinches around the hall.
|Goldcrest at the lagoon|
|More usual view of the same bird|
1st house martin of the year
|Male linnet through a lucky gap in the leaves.|
|caption competition photo|