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Thanks to Mr and Mrs Oliver of LLandudno for these pictures taken from the breakfast table here at The Slate Shed. Our guests often remark on the variety of colourful birds they enjoy watching over breakfast. A greater spotted woodpecker and nuthatch are regular visitors and I can hear a cuckoo outside this morning. Pictured below is a house martin nest-building. They return each year and bring up a brood under every eave in the house. Their chirping is a lovely way to wake up in the morning! Apparently it takes 1000 beakfuls of mud to make one nest. That’s a lot of trips to the estuary and back.

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