This is the male returning to the nest in the hedge with a beak-ful of juicy worms. There is also a starling raising young in a nest built in the air brick of a neighbours house.
This pair are having problems with last years chick, still hanging around and begging for food. The adults are trying their hardest to ignoring the juvenile.
They are also busy visiting the dirt track outside our house collecting materials for this years nest.Another nest within site of my house.
That evening there was an awesome sky just after sunset.
Just after I took these pictures a lone swift circled round and after a few minutes flew into the eaves of our neighbours house. There are usually have about 3 nesting pairs each year. This is the first swift that has returned.