The rooks are back in residence! After several false starts during the week, there was a mass arival of rooks at 7am this morning and much stick carrying activity ensued. Back from work at lunchtime I was disappointed to find the rookery empty but by mid-afternoon it was busy again. Rooks have stayed right up until dusk for most of the week but then moved on. Tonight when I took the bottle-fed lambs their late feed at 10.30pm the quiet of the night was at long last pleasantly disturbed by the soft cawing of roosting rooks.