It's a cold grey morning, a bit of light rain and generally rather disappointing for almost the last day in May. Roll on flaming June.
There's a pair of greater spotted woodpeckers who are taking it in turns to snack on one of the peanut feeders. They must be looking after their young in a nest on the far side of the garden. As soon as Mrs Woody takes off, Mr W zooms in. They clearly have very organised parenting skills!
There has also been a lot of activity in the bird bath. Yesterday Mr Gaucho saw a song thrush having a bath with a great tit! Today a blackbird has been ruffling his feathers in the water and then a collared dove dropped by for a drink. Their plummage is the softest grey and reminds me of my mother's very elegant wedding dress, worn back in September 1949!