Parakeets, really? I hear my neighbors' parrots, but they're indoors (very loud). I'd love to see a fox or a hedgehog, myself. Of course, we don't have the latter and here I'm in the city, but the wildlife is still around in many ways.
I'm not really much of a gardener, I'm quite lazy, but what I do manage is great fun for me. In case you couldn't tell from my previous post, I'm periodically in very bad moods about the ongoing development around me. You folks commenting makes it a little better, thanky.
Ms Willow, there are cherries in the freezer and more jam to be made. You will receive some one day when I visit again.
It's a lovely day, off to dig a little.