Hi All - total newbie here. Would love some help identifying. Sadly no photos yet - they are very shy!
There is a pair of birds nesting in a hole from an old beam in my Summer Kitchen in SW France. M&F look identical (unless they're gay). Black or v dark brown all over with a vibrant longish chestnut red/brown tail. No markings I can see on underside or on wings or head. they are slightly smaller than blackbirds. maybe thrush sized.
the hole they have chosen is around 5 inches high, 6 inches deep 3 - 4 inches wide. they have filled the bottom half with a nest and snuggle in behind. but as I say very shy - definitely not posing for photos.
Any thoughts very welcome!