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to prevent other suitors taking advantage until the eggs are laid. At present there are approximately no cow pats in my garden, but we have two well-fed cats, and the regular procession of foxes leave more than their fair share of strong-smelling faeces. Even
’ve been writing this, a long-tailed tit just bobbed into that same apple tree, and a fox just popped through the gap in the fence and trotted up the muddy lawn. I’ve seen the first insect too — a harlequin ladybird. Normal service has been resumed.
few days, the fox has been back each morning to sniff around the patio, today we've had wood pigeon, jay, greater-spotted woodpeckers and more squirrels than I can shake a broom at. A few days ago there was still a bumblebee flying (not sure what
taken to undoing any dutiful garbage collecting. Foxes always used to get the blame for ripping open black plastic bags left out on bin day, but the critters making a mess all over Peckham Rye are grey squirrels which delight in sitting inside the bin
of wildlife down there. The Rye is a tad bigger than my back garden, so I can usually find something different.The first thing we see is a fox, loitering about the 'cat house'. As we reach the impenetrable front garden I can hear it walking about in the deep
shells as souvenirs, but have resisted keeping them as even temporary pets. I'm reminded why they are starved then kept on a cleansing diet of salad leaves before they are cooked when I find one tucking into a juicy fresh fox dropping. No sight of foxes