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The new normal is an expression we are used to hearing concerning the pandemic and I began to wonder earlier this week if there was a new normal with the birds in the garden.
The last couple of days have been hot here in Kent and the birds at the feeders and bird table have moved to a new routine. Normally the larger birds such as the feral pigeons, the collared doves, the jackdaws and crow tend to come early in the morning and have their breakfast and some more come for a top-up of food at lunchtime.
Activity at the bird table has continued apace during the last week and I’m now convinced that the feral pigeon numbers are bolstered by youngsters, as some of the ones I’m seeing seem to have different feather markings to the ‘regulars’.
Bird watching is easier than we may think while we are staying safely at home. And - let's face it - we can’t get much closer to home and nature than sitting in the comfort of an armchair with a cup of tea watching the birds that visit our garden.
Activity continues to be brisk at my bird feeders, which is probably the biggest understatement of the year. The starlings have been bringing more and more youngsters to the feeders and in the last couple of days, I’ve counted in excess of 30 in the garden at one time, which probably means they’re even more than that and that’s not counting the adult birds.