On the way home a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER was in the college grounds, it just may of had some young around, as it was very agitated, I lost sight of it when some students walked past.
Just as I stepped out the front door for an afternoon stroll, then rain came down! Nothing else to do but go back in for a spot of garden watching. There was a bit of activity at the feeders, but it had to be around frequent SPARROWHAWK visits, all which ended in failure. I put out a bit of stale cheese, and within minutes had, MAGPIE, JACKDAW, and the rare (for my garden) CARROIN CROW fighting over the pieces. The young BLUE and GREAT TITS are now looking the part, having lost most of thier fledgling look. Finch's were active at the feeders, GREEN, CHAFF, and GOLDFINCH, with the odd HOUSE SPARROW, whilst a Juv. GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER hogged all the nuts. A COAL TIT was coming and going, the first in the garden since the 25th of May. 17 species came to dine, quite a good list, with another 11 in the vacinity.
Juv. GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER on HIS nuts
This redcurrent bush is in next doors garden. The owner was harvesting the berries, every few minutes coming out and pruning of a branch. Every time she went back in, at least 4 different BLACKBIRDS dashed over for a few berries.