Here's an excerpt from Geraldine Taylor's The Coffee Thrush, the pictures for which I am doing at the mo
I witnessed a David and Goliath demonstration of bird alarm in Leigh Woods.
A hot air balloon was descending, its basket brushing the treetops. Dozens of birds united against the giant intruder, their oaths and war cries audible above the hiss of the balloon burner. Suddenly the balloon found the lift to clear the trees and continue its journey. The birds went quietly about the business of the woods: job done.