We have some new lodgers!
This is the third year we have had a nest in the stables – we have had wrens and swallows before but this year we have a much messier nest.
Visually this is the most boring video but the sound is what told me that we actually have some chicks.
It took me a while to discover what kind of chicks as the parents always flew off too quickly for me to get a good look at them. One of them very obligingly perched on the gate the other day though so I can definitely say they are sparrows. I feel very honoured!
On a slightly related note, we also have a colony of snails in the gate post. It is very interesting but I’m not sure they are quite so welcome!