The annual mass fledging of starlings seems to have happened on Saturday so if you haven't already seen them make a point of greeting the latest noisy generation.
The cacophony around Anglezarke this morning, however, wasn't so much starlings as chaffinch, willow warblers, robins and cuckoo. A friend and I were were looking for pied flycatchers but instead found ourselves watching spotted flycatchers delicately dancing in the air and hovering like humming birds. The area seems to have more than have previously been recorded so that's encouraging.
Starling photo copied from www.bbc.co.uk and the spotted flycatcher was photographed by Richard Spencer.