Three week later the eggs hatch and we have some small chicks. Four tiny young birds were soon to fly from this nest. Many of you staying in the cottage were interested to know if they survived. Thanks for all those who kept the Bird Table full; the robins were very grateful, obviously.
The birds are vulnerable at this stage in their lives from other birds, particularly magpies. We were also concerned when we found badger tracks in and around the Barn as these animals can take small birds, rabbits and very young lambs.