Jays, crows, pigeons, and blackbirds
After shooing away the jays, crows and pigeons I have learnt to accept them.
I live in an area quite a distance from London however the suburbs have grown and it is a commuter area includes this town.
What has this to do with wildlife you may ask?
These birds live comfortably together with no conflicts. Each species keeps to themselves. The larger birds visit regularly but so too do the smaller birds. Each has a preference for which is deemed best for them.
I believe we could take a lesson from this to live comfortably within our own community/country.
I now accept that jays, crows and pigeons are birds too, rather large but they bring an additional element to my garden.
Jays and crows are very clever. The food is taken and dipped into the bird bath to make it softer to swallow. They don't argue with each other and take it in turns.
Pigeons are fat and a little stupid but they make a lovely cooing noise which is quite soporific and calming.
Blackbirds do a wonderful opera first thing in the mornings and the robins and smaller birds flit in and out of my garden all the time.
Each has its place in my garden and bring diversity and interest the whole day through. These animals didn't chose to be what they are.
I believe we should take a lesson from this for our own lives.
There is nothing more wonderful than humans with their capacity to love.