Part of the Open Gardens involves "scarecrow" making and displaying, this year ours was the life cycle of a butterfly.
A Garden Warbler has been singing from all around the garden and once briefly from within it this weekend. The Blackcap is now largely silent but very occasional bursts of sing indicate it is still about, possibly breeding. Over the weekend three young Goldfinch fed on a thistle in "the meadow" and the juvenile Tree Sparrow is appearing regularly with a parent. The House Sparrows seem to have gone.
The first Ringlet of the year was flying on Saturday.