Every morning we have breakfast looking out at the garden and the bird feeders. It's always manic with the birds queuing up and bickering to get to the feeders. This morning we took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, as we have done for years, and yet again there wasn't a bird to be seen. It happens every year, more birds than you can count for weeks before but when you come to count the little bu***rs they disappear. Do they know what's going on? Is there a neighbour pinching 'my' birds? There be strange goings-on in the countryside there be! Richard.