...or daughter (it is very difficult to tell the sex of a robin). This baby robin has been around a lot lately. We think it is probably one of the brood of our late lamented tame robin. (See here.) The mother of the brood has been around too and is becoming less timid.
As the garden becomes more mature and provides more cover, the wildlife stays around longer - not just visiting the feeders and dashing off, but spending a lot more time in the garden.
It's wonderfully entertaining for us.
There is a family of red squirrels - Ringtail, Blonde Tip, Blondie and Chestnut and The Other One (maybe Two) - all burying nuts around the lawn, followed by the family of crows who dig them up. A very noisy and raucous family of four young jays squabble and mob the parents, who are still feeding them. The goldfinch family have moved on - they were six too. The swallows who raised two first time round seem to be sitting on eggs again. The swallows usually have five or six young and they've not raised two broods here before,
Barry was sitting on the porch just now when Ringtail came up the steps and nosed around his feet and the cushion he was sitting on - oblivious of him.
In the garden there are siskins, chaffinches, dunnocks, coal tits, blue tits, great tits and a woodpecker, but not a butterfly yet....and of course there are all the shore birds and the raptors and herons and owls in the forest.
A dearth of photgraphs I'm afraid - I don't think I would have the patience to be a wildlife photographer, and my next camera will have a better zoom lens!