Sunday, 7 September 2008

It's an ill wind

Britain’s gardens are in the grip of a tantalizing mystery – the case of the vanishing birds.

The absence of blackbirds, robins, blue tits and finches from bird tables has led to thousands of calls to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

The number of inquiries prompted the RSPB to put out a statement yesterday reassuring nature-lovers that all was well.

The birds have merely taken flight to plunder nature’s larder in the woods, where there are plenty of berries, nuts and seeds, it said.

Blackbirds and song thrushes can also find all the worms they need in the rain-soaked woods.

They will soon be back when supplies start to run out. In the meantime, we are urged to continue leaving out a few tidbits.

Although our Cannas are struggling with all this remorseless rain, our birds are able to take a summer holiday because of it!

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