I can hear you saying it now, oh, isn't he cute.
I had to switch from putting seed out on the bird table, to hanging feeders, as frankly the pigeons were pissing me off. If they got an opportunity, they would eat everything in sight leaving not a speck for the smaller bids.
I used to get a lot of great tits and blue tits and a number of stalings. Now I seem to have every bloody greenfinch in Walsall coming by several times a day.
I'm up to three feeders now which is six pegs for them to perch on and it still isn't enough. There'll often be eight or nine waiting quite impatiently on the balcony rail, there's a lot of bickering goes on.
And can they shift the black sunflower seeds. On a good day they can empty three feeders which is getting on for a kilo of seed. I'm convinced they're selling it on E Bay.
If I should dare let the feeders get empty, they'll tap on the window to get my attention. Quite often I've looked up from the laptop an there'll be one glaring at me and as for going near the window, the looks of disdain that brings.
I've emptied a 12.5 kilo bag of seed in about 9 weeks, I've just spotted a 25 kilo sack on E Bay (probably mine to begin with), so may buy that to see them through to Christmas.
I need to see if I can get a European Union grant too now they're shifting the food in such large quantities.
Honest, looking after these villains is like being a parent. I dare say once it gets cold again, the numbers will encrease. Welcome to the 6th floor diner you littla varmints, all you can eat for free.