I was at a friend's farm near Nateby this morning checking the 25 boxes that Diana and Robert have put up for Tree Sparrows. Out of the 25 boxes only three were occupied by Tree Sparrows, the rest by Blue and Great Tits. Interestingly there were more Tree Sparrows around the yard going into crevices in an old stone barn, so for next year Robert is going to put some boxes up on the barn wall.
On our walk round we had singing Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler. Over the flood 20 Swift were feeding with a supporting cast of House Martins, Swallows and Sand Martins.
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