Laid 6 new eggs in same nest by Monday 4th July when she started
6 chicks hatched between Sunday 17th & Tuesday 19th July. Both
parents back on feeding duties. Photos taken 26th July.
All 6 fledged by Monday 8th August while we were away.
Gathering on the wire, photo taken 19th August.
Joining others from the farm, then off to Africa, mid-September
likely, photo taken 11th September.
Out & About:
He arrived on Thursday 14th April, she kept him waiting until
Saturday 30th April, it was a joyful reunion
They started building new nest on usual shelf in workshop on
Tuesday 3rd May
5 eggs laid between Wednesday 11th & Sunday 15th May
She started sitting on eggs Sunday 15th May
5 chicks hatched between Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May,
both parents busy feeding since then
Jay in workshop Thursday 9th June, no casualties
1st chick out to wire on Friday 17th June, other 4 all fledged
during day. Had run of workshop from then until all left to venture
outside on Monday 20th June. 5 chicks coming and going, returning
to workshop at nightimes, bit disruptive to woodturning, 2 shown
sitting on respirator mask!
Robin & swallow chicks with the run of the workshop, keeping each
other company on 22nd June. All chicks have yellow rim around beak
to encourage adults to feed them.
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