Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:35
Ha-ha Topbird. Maybe I should send him to the States!
Fish and chips on the pier sounds great but after 25 years in Belgium it has to be mayo and not vinegar. Can't do pickles any more but love a good chutney with my sausages.
Haven't seen a greenfinch here in about 10 years. Used to have loads and then they got sick but the chaffinches have replaced them. No goldfinches or bullfinches. Woodpeckers, blue, great and coal tits with occasional marsh tits. Turtle doves, pheasants, jays, crows and jackdaws and lots of little brown jobs I can't identify other than the sparrows, dunnocks and wrens and no nuthatches. Warblers of some sort. Blackbirds but no thrushes.
Don't tell anyone but we haven't had a magpie here for a few years either and they used to come and wreck the feeders to get at fat balls and peanuts.