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More about my vandalised Polychroma

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Whilst cooking last evening I saw a lot of sparrow (or dunnock) activity so watched for a while. They are the culprits! They were flitting from plant to plant all round the borders, pecking away seemingly indiscriminately but, in particular, bouncing from the miniature rose on one side of the euphorbia to the aquilegia on the other. They pecked away at both and (I’m guessing here) they probably landed on the euphorbia stems which then broke off.

I suspect they’re young birds. At least I know who’s responsible but I wish they hadn’t destroyed my flowers.

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Little sweeties! Isn't nature wonderful - sometimes. I watched some pigeons pulling the ivy to pieces - why? It's not in fruit, the leaves are not young and tender and it's not hiding anything edible where they were pulling it! The blackbirds turn over mulch and cover things you don't want, but at least they are looking for food. Perhaps the bird world has teenage vandals too!

26 May, 2016

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