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Fledglings & Tawny Owl - Coleford

An hour or so spent at the back of our House this morning saw fledglings of the following species;

Spotted Flycatcher
Col Dove

Adult Swallows dive bombing a Cat!

A Tawny Owl was calling almost continually throughout and I managed to see it briefly a couple of times.

Other observations included;

An adult Spotted Flycatcher offering food to another - courtship behaviour??
130+ Rooks - such a large amount being unusual for here
Linnets - a couple of Males still singing very strongly
Blackcaps collecting food

A very friendly Roe Deer allowed some photos to be taken from very close range.

Re: Fledglings & Tawny Owl - Coleford

If a roe deer is that "friendly" at this time of year it almost certainly means that it's got a fawn somewhere close by, so the usual precautions apply, Do not disturb and keep dogs away !!!

Best Wishes,

Re: Fledglings & Tawny Owl - Coleford

I saw a well fledged juvenile Blackcap this morning at Westhay Heath. I have juv Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, House Sparrow and Starlings all visiting my garden feeders.