It is good to see a collection of birds in our yard once again.
They came last year but did not have a long stay.
Our nesting boxes were unused and the feeding stations did not need to be replenished.
We know the birds were here because of the clumps of feathers we found around the yard. Our local cats had been well fed once again.
Since then, the number of cats has multiplied while the bird population has been decimated.
If you are a cat owner and allow your cat to roam freely, please make sure the cat wears a bell or similar noisemaker to give the birds a chance.
Brian P. Jackson