Pry House Farm is a wonderful place to observe birds and animals.
Sometimes I think its like living in my own nature reserve. Okay, we don't have anything particularly rare to see but to have wildlife at every window is a wonderful thing to me.
The parents built this nest in an outbuilding in the yard - one that we use very regularly. To avoid disturbing the female as she sat on her eggs we moved everything that we needed. The plan worked as this is her second brood.
They are an entertaining little bunch and enjoy perching on Chris' hay rake. Today they were all sat on the top of the stable door waiting for the parent bird to bring them food.
They are a late brood. I wonder if they will follow the hundreds, possibly thousands, that gathered on the electricity wires last week as they prepared to migrate. I have never seen so many - it was quite a sight.
Every year a group of Greylag geese land on the field at the back of the house and stay for a few days. This year they came in early August which is later than usual but there were more of them.
Lots of little birds come to the garden fence; meadow pipit, wren and this year, for the first time, an attractive little great tit who is too sharp and quick for me to catch on camera!
All the ground nesting birds have gone back to their usual habitats but by spring the air will be full of the call of the peewit (lapwing) and curlew and the skies an acrobatic display of oyster catcher, redshank and snipe.