Nest building in the camera nest box came to a halt for the best part of two days as heavy rain moved south over the country. We had one inch (about 24mm) in less than 24hrs - a lot for this part of the country. It won't go far towards alleviating the drought conditions though it did top up my pond.. At one stage the female Great Tit settled down in there, tucked her head under a wing and had a well deserved rest. This morning activity has started again and the nest is progressing slowly. This is a capture from this mornings activity. A lot of effort goes in to trying to tame the unruly bits of moss she brings.
One of the regulars at the bird table is a Robin Redbreast. Normally it nips in, grabs a bite to eat and rushes off again but this morning it stayed long enough to get some video.
The little bits of chocolate looking embryos are now recognisable tadpoles able to swim around the nursery pool looking for food.
Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you wherever you are.
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