Shortly after the female had left the youngster decided to "fledge" and flew from the box which was about 30m from me to land on the ground only 3-4m away,I don't think it was expecting to be greeted by a big hairy birder and decided to seek the sanctuary of a tree a little further away.
Bit like an episode of the recent "Springwatch".
The male Pied Fly then returned with a mouthfull of food and seemed totally bewildered by the disappearance of the youngster.
I watched for a little while as both parent birds visited the box and between visits witnessed the bizzare sight of a Spotted Flycatcher perching on the lid of the box !!
A couple of juvenile Redstarts as I left the wood "mopped up" the woodland species I'd expected to encounter and this is certainly a place that I'll re-visit next spring.
The wood is well managed and there were also groups of bat boxes at high level on some of the trees,not sure what bats would use these - any guesses ?
Hats of to the Brecknock Wildlife Trust for an excellent guide -now where am I off to on my next visit to Brecon.