Frenzied excitement this morning at about 8.15am when I was about to step into the garden, I saw A Red- Legged Partridge (new garden tick!) running around under the bushes by the back fence. A quick retreat and dash upstairs to retrieve my camera was required and after the bird had fed for several minutes, it settled down and posed nicely and I was able to get some pics.
For the last 2 days, we have been very pleasantly woken by the melodic song of a Robin singing his heart out perched on top of one of our trees.
Yesterday (Mon 14th) was also notable as I heard my first singing Chiff- Chaff of the year from our bedroom window, also the distant call of a Coal Tit and late at night the "kewick" call of a female Tawny Owl.