|An empty bird table - redolent eh!|
I’m feeling a bit sick after a conversation with my next door neighbour this afternoon. Apparently they saw some birds on the suet pellet tray in my back garden on Tuesday morning that they didn’t recognise, “Didn’t even look British” they said.
I tried to console him with assurances that you can't call yourself a proper birder until you have at least one 'you should have been here thirty seconds ago' story but I doubt that it was much in the way of consolation.
While I am sharing this I would also like to thank Steven Bailey for getting in touch to tell me that a recent R.S.P.B. walk in the Aldridge area produced a covey of seven Grey Partridge. Once upon a time such news would not have merited a mention but these days its serious good news that a few birds are still managing to hang on in the local area! About time for a captive breeding ands release programme if you ask me, to compensate for the havoc that they have suffered in recent years from changes to farming techniques.
Anyway thanks to both for getting in touch - Chaz