6th July

Poured with rain all morning. Stopped about an hour ago & now bright blue sky out there. Won't last.

There are two blackbirds "pinking" their alarm call two gardens away - right distressed, either a cat is up the tree, the magpies have found the nest or the fledglings have fledged & been found by a cat.

I hate to hear the birds in a state, but there's nothing I can do.

(I have been known to hare out into the front street in my nightdress at dawn to throw used tea-bags at bird-nest marauders.
Tea bags are good because they don't hurt too much, and disintegrate easily.

Neighbours have wondered why their gardens or the street pavement have been littered with used tea bags though....