Although I find the grey squirrels fascinating to watch and quite amusing , they (or is it just one ? :? ), insist in rolling about the soil around my central azalea, which is in a container, and also digging holes in the soil, leaving piles of compost lying all round the base on the grass . However, now that the azalea has grown more and not too much of the surface compost is removed, it is easy enough to top it up . Regarding birds. With a bird bath and feeders placed in the garden, I never thought I would have found them as interesting to watch as I do . Usually when I'm having a rest, sitting in the patio or on the stairs, with a drink (tea of course ) I tend to see them gathering around the fence waiting for the opportunity to eat or drink while I'm out of the way. It reminds me of being in primary school , when I joined the ornithology class, which was quite informative, with me being so young I enjoyed finding out more. The only disadavantage being it was the headmistress who was in charge of this class A couple of times I meant to join the RSPB, but I never seem to get around to it . Recently obtained a copy of their Supporters' catalogue. So, hopefully will order something soon. C.J.