One rainy day we decided to have a walk down by the River Trent and see what we could find. This time of year is so exciting for birders – with lots of song, nest building and young rearing going on. We spotted a pair of cormorants on the water and the usual blue tits, great tits, chaffinches, wrens and so on – it was a hive of activity. One little blue tit was making a lot of noise at the top of a tree, and eventually came and perched on a bush nearby. We noticed its beak was full of full of food and it was becoming quite agitated. Perhaps it was waiting to get to a nest and we were standing in the way! After snapping a picture, we moved further on but still close enough to see where it was going. Sure enough, the minute we were gone it disappeared into a tiny hole in the brickwork of a disused building. The hole didn’t look big enough, but the bird obviously had a nest in there as it kept coming back with food while we stood at a distance watching. Such a common bird, but really interesting to watch and surprising the places they choose to nest in. Who knows; next time we go there we might see the fledglings!