We used to have a pair that regularly nested behind the open door of a loose box. A somewhat precarious nest of twigs, moss, grass, bark, hair and feathers. If we had shut the top door it would have probably clung on to the side of the rough bark on the box for a while before falling apart. So for many years we left that door open. But the pair moved on eventually and we would still often see them making their way up the trunk of a nearby tree in search of insects and larvae.
This little fellow may have been caught unawares by Mickey, but after the hard winter it isn't unusual in February to find some of us chickens and wild birds that have died of 'old age', the struggle to keep warm in the short daylight hours proving just too much for us.
Roll on the warm summer days! Gordon & Sylvia x