March 2nd, 2004

Another avian dispatch

Blimey, first we have the crows vandalising the flower beds, now we have a blackcap trying to chase all the other small birds away from the seed I'd put on the ground. He's only been here a few days; we're talking something about the size of a robin here, but much more aggressive. I've seen him chasing sparrows and the two robins away, and he's definitely been eyeing up some of the blackbirds, debating whether he's hard enough to have a go at them. (Mate, they're four or five times your size. Don't bother.)