I was sitting in my study when I noticed a Sparrow collecting nesting material
. It flew upwards in the direction of the box and I went upstairs to check.
Watching, through the window. from the other side of the room meant the bird was completely unaware of me. She came in and out a couple of times and I left her to it.
Although people think of Sparrows as noisy, streetwise birds, they can be quite secretive when nesting.
A splash of colour in the trees was the Brambling that's been around for a few days, I've only seen one, and I suspect it been the same one each day.
Although I have given the grass a "long" cut it is still long enough for the Bramblings head to disappear while it's feeding.