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rogerjolly

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Dear Mr and Mrs Blackbird,

You will notice that I have had to net the strawberry bed to protect it from your activities. I would not mind at all if you took just a few of them and ate the whole fruits. But you have the terrible habit of having a single peck at each one of vast numbers of them.

By way of recompense I have put out a mound of pine needle mulch. You are very welcome to attack it with your usual vigour in the hunt for creepy-crawlies and snail eggs.

Also, in this hot dry spell, I will renew my efforts to keep the bird bath topped up with water so you will have plenty to drink and to wash your feathers in. You do make the job almost a full time one because you splash the water about all over the place with the same gay abandon that you use to demolish mulch heaps.

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Roger.
 

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Dear Mr and Mrs Blackbird,

You will notice that I have had to net the strawberry bed to protect it from your activities. I would not mind at all if you took just a few of them and ate the whole fruits. But you have the terrible habit of having a single peck at each one of vast numbers of them.

By way of recompense I have put out a mound of pine needle mulch. You are very welcome to attack it with your usual vigour in the hunt for creepy-crawlies and snail eggs.

Also, in this hot dry spell, I will renew my efforts to keep the bird bath topped up with water so you will have plenty to drink and to wash your feathers in. You do make the job almost a full time one because you splash the water about all over the place with the same gay abandon that you use to demolish mulch heaps.

Kind regards,

Roger.
The poor baby snails! Oh Roger, I'm astonished! (all in jest in case that's not obvious) :p
 
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I grow sacrificial crops of cherry tomatoes, chillis, pawpaws and strawberries in a separate corner of the yard for the birds, possums and just net a few plants near the house for our own use.
 
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