I have had great fun this summer with feeding the birds – I never expected to become one of those batty old women who spend all day marching round the garden making sure the birds can get the maximum amount of bird seed!  But this has indeed happened and I even go to the trouble of moving things around so that they can graze more comfortably.  I’m only hoping that the hedgehogs are the the little scamps that come by after the birds and mop up all the spillage.  I ralised after a weee while that the birds don’t actually eat all the stuff I put out, they’re fussy little things and I watched as some great tits sat on the specially designed perch and literally spat out with some rapidity, any bits of chaff they didn’t want to eat, they only ate a tiny bit of the massive tube of food!  The rest was lying about all over the patio slabs.