Mmmm.... any idea what's changed, or gone wrong Mike?
I know I struggle to see Greenfinches round here now and Yellowhammers can be a bit patchy too.
Oops, date on last report should be 5.2.18.
Had my first brood of Spotted Flycatchers for years in the usual tree hole in 2017. They were swamped just before fledging in all the rain at the end of June. I'll have a box up over the hole in time for this year, but I guess it may be a long time before they try again, at least robins usually use it first.Indeed I did see that originally Mike... well at least your initial post. And very sad reading I found it too.
It will all go to explain why I've found it so difficult to see Spotted Flycatchers these last few years.