Two years ago, after 44 years of living at the same address, my parents had a species of bird nest in the garden for the very first time. And they didn't arrive quietly - oh no!
Here they are:
Black, crow-like birds but with a steep forehead, pale bill and vaguely comical air, they are of course Rooks.
When I was a kid, in the same house in rural Worcestershire, Rooks never came into the garden (I know because…