I'm not sure how this has effected fledgling birds, but at times it couldn't have been easy for them.
The pair of Blackbirds that I mentioned last month, that were nesting in the Ivy in the garden, had their nest predated by a Magpie, that kept raiding the nest until all of the eggs were gone. In consequence, the Blackbirds abandoned the nest site, but a week later I saw the female carrying nesting material to a hedge in the front of my garden, so she hasn't given up all hope yet.
Birding has now entered the 'quiet period' of the year, where nothing much is happening, which gives me a chance to catch up in the garden.
On the 2nd, I was pleased to see that one of the juvenile Oystercatchers at Moor Green Lakes, Berks, had fledged from Tern Island. There were two chicks, but one didn't survive. The Black Headed Gulls, appear to have had, a so far successful breeding year, with many nests raising chicks.
On the 24th, I visited a regular spot in Hampshire, where in the past I have seen Turtle Dove. This year I only managed to see one, which is worrying as their numbers have fallen drastically over the last number of years.