FB: Click on the link for the slideshow! These noisy little birds are all over the place here, but I understand they’re a rarity in the UK. They start in spring with a call like two stones being rolled together in the throat. Then when the babies fledge the parents shepherd them around with a very loud tut-tutting call. They even bomb us when we’re on the lane. Here’s a baby being cute in the veggie plot, with Mum watching from the distance-she looks worn out!