It seems as though a peak of activity has been reached in my garden. The sole survivor of 8 nestling Blue Tits left the birdbox this morning. I fear the cold May has been responsible for the high number of deaths. Jackdaws that have been breeding (squatting) in my Owl Box are making an making a huge din , I think they are ready to leave. Other young birds are coming to the feeders for the first time, sometimes with adults feeding them .
At least 20 pairs of Swifts are using the viaduct as a nest site.
A pair of Oystercatchers are nesting on an old tractor tyre nearby.
East Riddlesden Hall
Raven high overhead, Skylark singing,
Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat,
Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Nuthatch