There seems to be a sudden increase in road deaths (birds). The stretch of road I cycle down with the children (about 1 mile) had 4 deaths on Sunday compared with 0 the previous two weeks. 2 of these were adults, Blackbird (m) and Chaffinch (m) 1 was a juv Blackbird and 1 was indeterminate (too little left) Goldcrest. And in the village there was another Chaffinch (age uncheked) this a.m. I wonder if this is the stage of the breeding season (knackered adults, inexperienced juvs, or the high wind on Saturday that might have caused this.
Early morning sortie on Monday located breeding Golden plover near the house, + Snipe displaying. Nice skylarks singing and the frog orgy pond full of a zillion tadpoles.