I did the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch with my MP, Andy Sawford, yesterday morning. I was grateful to Andy for popping in for an hour on his way to do some knocking on doors nearby. He seemed to bring some luck with him because the bird total was the best I recall for several years!
Andy and I talked about rural policy and where the Labour Party might be going. We also talked about the Common Agricultural Policy and introduced pheasants.
As we talked, birds came and went, and Andy was pointing them out with some skill and great enthusiasm!
The birds? A total of 13 species: Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Dunnock, Wren, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch and House Sparrow.
What did you see? And with whom?