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i cut all my grass yesterday, give it a no1, thirsty work so i had a can of coke, when i took a swig i had a wasp in my mouth, lucky it did not sting me or I swallowed it,... SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND COVER DRINKS WHEN OUT SIDE
Maybe a grub shortage or something had them? Saw parents feeding 2 baby starlings today. Am getting what I think is the cock robin of the newer established pair tamer, as the starlings nab all the food but they are afraid of me so the robin comes if I stand guard. The pair who lost their chicks to the cat the cock especially was very tame. He had me as the bodyguard off to a tee.
A neighbour recently placed a nesting box by his back garden gate. Suprisingly to me, as the box faces south, birds have moved in.
This morning some crows were causing a commotion and I looked out of my window to see a siamese-like cat on the gate lintel above the box. The crows chased off the cat and all went quiet, no cat no crows.
The next minute a Great Spotted Woodpecker moved in and took advantage of the 'peg' sticking out of the box, (which the nesting birds don't use), and after nosing about feteched out a chick and flew off.
Some lessons to be learned about constructing and mounting nesting boxes I think!