My sister’s personal motto is ‘No good deed goes unpunished !’ which has certainly come true in my case.
I always put seed out for the birds and two tubs of fresh water daily with stones in so there’s a ramp in case a hedgehog visits, (although I’ve never seen one in the garden in forty year but live in hope).
I’ve seen sparrows, goldfinches, blackbirds, a wren, robins but very few starlings. Yesterday a flock of them appeared seemingly from nowhere and have taken up residence in a tree at the bottom of my garden. Apart from being deafened since they arrived, they’ve ousted all the other birds that regarded that tree as home. The starlings have a lot of young ones with them who haven’t been schooled in keeping away from humans and have no qualms about flying very near and in one case momentarily resting on my head, while I was sitting outside.
They also regard my clothes airers as a handy perch, and I have had to rewash two full loads after they rewarded my kindness by unwanted rear action.
I need airers for economic reasons and don’t want to be forced to use the tumble dryer because of these little feathered ( although very cute ) thugs .
Any experts out there who can tell me how long they are likely to stay ? This is day Two now and it’s warm and windy - perfect drying weather !
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