OldEric says :-) As I look out of the window I notice the bread I had thrown on to the back lawn this morning has now gone. The birds had cleaned it all up. The sparrows, white eyes, blackbirds and thrushes, chaffinches sometimes starlings come and feed. We have many British birds released in NZ. We also have Indian Mina birds come around, these are the bullies of the bird world and I chase those. The nesting birds are feeding young and the seed eaters, although it is Spring find seeding plants hard to find yet . Any bread left over is devoured during the night by hedgehogs, another imported species. Hedgehogs don’t hibernate here in NZ as they do in Britain.