These birds have been interfered with in previous years, a clutch lost & chicks taken from the nest, as well as the nest tree being vandalised.
With school half-term looming large next week (the week when some local stuff usually goes missing or gets trashed) , it was something of a relief to see where the pair had chosen this year.
|nest in centre of image, a quarter of the way down - i wouldnt fancy climbing that one !|
The females tail just visible over the brim - no-one would get to this without a set of climbing irons.
Unusually the male was singing close by when i arrived, & he continued steadily for 10 mins.
A noisy & very busy family of Crows made a right racket over the wood, soaring & chasing for a good while - i wonder if this was keeping the male bird under cover rather than the dismall, cold, wet windy weather.....?
The evening was so dull & damp that i was home well before 10pm. March & April were far more pleasant !