Suddenly a few days ago the behaviour of our hedge sparrows changed and they were not so quick to clear the bird seed first thing in the morning. I kept a look out and eventually spotted this fledgling down in the clover doing that fanning thing with its wings as recently shown on BBC Springwatch.
Then the mummy bird gathered up some bits and fed the youngster.
So sweet! And now can you all learn to fly and go a bit further away from the privet hedge. It really, really needs cutting - it has put on a good 18 inches of growth this year.