Successful breeding season

03rd August 2010
After the worst winter for many decades an unexpectedly good breeding season has occurred in and around our garden. Three broods for the House Sparrows, four Wrens fledged from our garden shed on the longest day of the year. The local Great Spotted Woodpeckers have raised two young this year and so have the Green Woodpeckers. Also fledged were Redstarts, Willow Warblers and Siskins, along with all the other common garden birds. It just shows how resilient they are. (Half a ton of nuts and seeds helped a bit!)
Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the local Kingfishers and Dippers who I have been unable to find on their usual patch this spring.