All was quiet in the garden. Neither pigeons nor squirrels to hamper my walk to the bird feeders. A perfect time to replenish the birds food supply. Yet the minute I walked out I was greeted by Robin somewhere out of sight. He, I refer to him as male since I cannot distinguish between male and female, sang like a happy fellow, calling to me as I walked across the lawn. And then, determined not to be outdone, the Blackbird joined in, serenading me with his melodious song. I stopped to listen, hearing the distant coo of the collard dove, and marvelled at the diverse number of creatures God blessed us with. There is peace in my world when the birds sing
I don’t see enough birds to keep me happy, although I believe I just hit on a plan. Bribery. Okay, you’re probably asking how I would bribe a bird ... with food, of course.
I was going to throw the Belvita biscuits away because (a) they give me indigestion, (b) they’re near their sell-by date and (c) I couldn’t find anyone who wanted them. Then I remembered how crazy the woodpigeon went when he found a small piece of biscuit, dropped accidentally of course, and it suddenly seemed like a great idea to lure the birds nearer to the house ... with Belvita. I know the new camera has a zoom lens but for your information we also have a very long garden. Joe says I’m not to be surprised if one day I see the birds queuing outside the doctors suffering with indigestion.
The time came to provide the first biscuit gift. Armed with seed and nuts and crushed Belvita I reached the bird table where I intended to put the first course. Of course, Robin was there waiting. Silently he hopped from low branch to low branch, then dived to the ground, and back up to the branch. My mind was in turmoil because I hadn’t got the camera with me, before remembering I could use the one in the phone. Trying not to make sudden moves I slid the phone out of its pouch whilst juggling with jug and seed container. Fingering the phone, trying to locate the camera without moving, I clicked the button.
The picture would never end up in a photographic art gallery but it was good evidence that Robin and I were breathing the same air.
You can see above who got the first taste of Belvita!
And then it was bath time for the blue tit, coal tit and blackbird.
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