Loving the nesting box, Jan
Crikey Ray! How near is the nearest medical facility? Do they have anti venom? If not, find out where you have to go to find some.
Outside our lounge windows we have a Mahonia with a grape vine growing through it. there is a Blackbird nest in it this year and they are working so hard at feeding the young. At the front of the house is a Pyracantha hedge and we have a Wren nesting in there along with another Blackbird. Georgia carefully brought me one of the newly hatched blackbird babies one day. I put it back and we fenced if off so that she didn't disturb them by looking for more babies to "rescue".
For the first time in over 30 years we have no moorhens on the pond
Partly due to owning a flipping Spaniel and partly due to the road being busier each year that goes by. The joy of seeing those tiny dots emerge each year was wonderful.
Do you get Hedgehogs in Germany and France? I found one down the bridlepath that was out in daylight hours and looking quite poorly. I found a specialist rescue who came and picked her up. She was, apparently, an elderly lady hog. They checked the poo sample I gave them for worms but she was clear so they just nursed her back to a good, healthy weight and I released her where I found her a week or so ago.