Reading the column by Whispering Smith in a previous Gazette, I would say he has been lucky to see that many birds.
During October, now and again I would become aware of a reasonable amount of chattering from on high. Looking up, dozens of birds were perched roof-top high and, after a short span of time, swooped into a garden to eat whatever was going and, after a brief rest, flew off.
It was suggested to me that they were migrating.
Lately, I have been more aware of birds feeding off any bushes that might be in a front garden.
Gloucester Place, Littlehampton