Thursday, 29 May 2014
The Chicks Have Flown
I cannot be sure when they left but the nest is definitely empty.
I'm sorry that we didn't get to see them fledge but I suppose it was never going to happen while we were pottering about.
We are still seeing Mum and Dad about so I'm guessing they have taken their young to a more densely leafed tree to continue their upbringing.
I read that Chaffinches will nest twice in a year and we wondered if they would return to this nest. However, either Mum or another Chaffinch has been visiting the nest and appears to be dismantling it? Or maybe Mum left something behind that she needed?
Meanwhile, the House Martins have been casing our joint over the past few days. They nested under our eaves last year but they don't seem to have made up their mind yet. We have new fascias and soffits so maybe that is putting them off?