The female Blackbird in the garden has been collecting nest material again this week and the Collared Doves keep disappearing into the hedge at the bottom of the garden. House Sparrow numbers have been steadily increasing up to around the 20 mark now. A pair of Blue Tits are regulars at the feeders and have been seen around the nest box. The chiming song of a Great Tit has been heard daily and a Song Thrush is a regular early morning songster nearby. Long-tailed Tits are still passing through the garden regularly and last week both male and female Sparrowhawks tried their luck without success.
A walk along the embankment in Bedford produced the Black Swan that has been at Priory CP in recent weeks. DK confirmed it had been at PCP that morning and that it was still at the embankment that evening.
Was unable to carryout my planned bird survey on Sunday morning due to heavy rain so will hopefully get that done on Saturday morning, assuming the flooding along the river has receded.