Saw this harlequin ladybird under a feeder lid this morning:-
I also saw the first small snail of the year on the steps
and a tight wodge of nesting material larger than the size of a golf ball in the larger bird feeding house at the back of the dish of chopped peanuts and sunflower hearts in there. I removed it and put it in the ivy on the fence nearby but I'm now thinking I should have left it there and see what happened. I was thinking it may have had something to do with the squirrels though.
As well as a squirrel, sparrows and a robin have been feeding in there.