Life would be very dull without wild birds.
Imagine a world without the chatter of sparrows or the evening song of the blackbird or the robin singing long after the sun has gone down on a winter’s night. Not only their song would be missed but also the colour they bring to our gardens. Not everyone is interested in birds or making a wildlife garden to attract them. My neighbour for instance. He keeps a nice tidy garden with a neatly cut lawn surrounded with a flower border with just a few low plants so they don’t grow too high and start to look a mess. He never puts food out for the birds and his garden is a lovely neat quiet place void of anything that wildlife would find of any interest. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that, everyone is entitled to do what they want with their own patch I’m just saying it’s a damn good job not everybody is like him.
The truth is that over the last fifty years so much woodland, hedgerow and natural habitat for birds has been destroyed that gardens have become a very important part of our ecology and it is up to anyone who cares a jot about preserving our wonderful wildlife to help it to survive.