We had the first of our clutches hatching today and there was a single brood of Nuthatches, three Great Tits and a single brood of Blue Tits that had hatched. All the Pied Flycatchers were on eggs, which is to be expected.
The only other thing of note was a singing Redstart at the far end of the woodland. A pair used to nest in one of my boxes there, but no longer, so I'll definitely put a few more boxes up in this area during the winter in preparation for next year in the hope that a pair of Redstarts will use one of our boxes again.
The forecast is looking good for the coming week, so I've got bird surveys scheduled for every morning; three in Cumbria, one in Lancashire and one in Cheshire. My earliest alarm call this week will be 3:30 a.m. and latest 4:45 a.m. Ouch!