Dawn was breaking when I heard the first blackbird of the day.
I could follow his call as he flew from one corner of the bird feeding area to the other, so I went outside in the morning gloom and scattered wild bird seed and and an apple that was going soft. Blackbirds, especially, love apple and will peck it to nothing in a short time.
There was also some mild cheese in the fridge so I used a bit of that as well.
The other usual suspects arrived singing / chirping happily, so I put the rest of the bird food out in my makeshift bird feeders. I counted that I put birdfood in 7 different places in the garden.
When daylight arrived I could see from the kitchen window so many brightly coloured birds at the feeders.
Here’s one of them
They are such small birds in such a big world!