Been getting loads of these buggers round the feeder, lately. The crows are doing their best to deter them — mobbing them, pulling their tails when they stoop to feed, loudly besquawking them — but to little avail. What does one do about a gull infestation? I don’t mind the crows; they’re polite. They wait for other birds to finish, before hopping on the feeder. They relieve themselves elsewhere. They keep their cawing to a minimum, before sunrise. These gulls, though, phoah! — they frighten my finches, slop bird lime everywhere, screech across the courtyard at five in the morning — they’re the worst!
Birds! Bewilderment! Being outside!
This is my blog! It's mostly about birds, but also about being outside: photographs I've taken while outside, accountings of places I've parted company with umbrellas, notes on interesting rubbish sightings, and so forth. If I don't post about being outside for a few days, please comment and harass me till I go outside.