Hello again to the BBC’s Springwatch which returned this week, coming from the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. The live camera footage from the Nightingales’ and the Bitterns’ nests is remarkable and well worth keeping an eye on.

And full marks to them for not intervening and not editing out the gruesome fate of a family of tiny Rabbit kits. The field guides say Magpies and Jackdaws are omnivores, and that’s what omnivores do.