Friday 3 December 2004 1.37pm
The only birds I see now are the colony of crows that seem to perch on all the nearby rooftops and trees. I had assumed that they were scaring the other, smaller, birds away (because, I can tell you, they put the spooks up me).
However, thanks to the posts above, I now know that all the nice small birds are hanging out on other people's balconys, seduced by free peanuts ;0)
...if you press it, they will come.