Don’t know if I should laugh or cry but after the excitement of a possible hog nesting I think I was misled by the shots being stills not video & the eyes in the kennel were another hog looking out at the one going back & fore!! Possibly the repeat visits to it were a suitor after the one in the kennel. Today after photoing the kennel every day to monitor movement of sticking out blankets & hog shaped hole in the middle I emptied the kennel as there’d been no movement for days. Inside right in the middle was the green recycling bag someone had been shredding & leaves & poo here & there. I’ve repositioned the kennel at the bottom of the garden & put a blanket in there so anybody who wants to rest in it can do so with no plastic bags to worry about & in a quieter place. A shame but am having one or two visitors on camera down that end of the garden every night anyhow. Would prefer them to nest further from the main road so sort of relieved in a way.
Still unable to identify the large birds, I need to get a picture or two to compare as it’s not so easy through the window & my eyesight isn’t brilliant. Yes, I love the way jackdaws do the lining up & shuffling sideways bit too, hilarious noisy birds. My brother sent me a photo today of 7 jays on the lawn opposite his house. We used to have a pair who visited & stripped the broom plant of snails & the following year came again with a baby jay to teach it where to go I suppose, our snail supermarket.
Good luck to tiny frog, it’s a dangerous world out there as everybody eats you when you’re little & froggy. As Kermit says, it’s not easy being green. Except they’re often other colours actually.
How’s hog activity in your garden now it’s warmed up a bit?