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became too strong even for legality!”In summer the black-headed gull lives up to its name, but it is the winter-plumaged pale-headed form that now visits gardens attracted to bird tables and scattered scraps on the lawn. There has been some consternation
and peered at the surrounding trees and bushes through our small cheap binoculars. It’s very much a waiting world out there. Hardly anything is moving and the various birds are huddled against the cold; like me they all seem to be thinking “come on, spring
, so the birds can feast in peace, I’m keeping the cats in for the couple of hours before dusk…Don't forget, by the way, that this weekend (26-27 January 2013) you can record sightings of garden birds in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.