Tuesday 17 January 2017

Thank heavens for little birds

Published 14/01/2010 | 05:00

I had a special cage built because I like the little birds. The cage stopped the crows eating everything. Now I have a thrush with a glorious speckled chest but it looks as though it has swallowed a small football. It is fat and also a bully. It just sits there as though it is in charge of everything and won't allow any of the small birds near the food in the cage.

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I get angry as it is there from the time I walk into my little office until I can't see the garden any more.

Realising that my anger was getting me nowhere, I asked a wise friend for help. She lives in the hills above Avoca and used to work in psychiatry.

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