I saw a gang of gulls swoop down and chase a wood pigeon off into the skies .Probably on contract to supply Anchor & Hope with main ingredient for their Sunday lunches.I couldn't watch what happened to the hapless pigeon, but it didn't bode well.
Not sure why Sparrows are disappearing from London, but they have been replaced with some crackers. Loads of Blue Tits and see plenty of Robins, both of which are, or can be, nasty little so an' sos and possibly played a part in the driving out of the Sparrows (there's an analogy here somewhere). The (I think) Pied Wagtails in Lower Marsh are just fantastic, you get the sense that they believe they have as much right to walk the pavement as us. I was idling down there the other day looking at the floor and one just got out the way of my clumsy foot.
I love the white wagtails on Lower Marsh. Three are the most I have counted but mainly a single bird at a time and they have become so unafraid of the public and its footfall. A year or so ago when I first noticed them they were quite wary and kept at least six feet away from scurrying feet but now they seem to dare us to walk in their footsteps. They are a delight and I do hope they breed successfully again.