Checked the Pied Fly boxes with Bridge yesterday and unfortunately that bad weather finished off half of the broods and they were growing well prior- quite frustrating! We did ring 4 broods and a female tho, plus a brood of Mistles.
Pic above by Pete Wood of ringed female Pied Fly.
Below: Bridgey shimmying up for the Mistles and the brood below.
"Out of the frying pan and into the fire" is the normal saying but how about "Out of the frying pan and into the Pied Wagtail nest- thank you very much". Sharp eyed Bridgey spotted a nest built on a shelf underneath a frying pan and from under it shot Mrs P Wag with 5 nice eggs. We'll keep an eye on those: