He did not think of mentioning feeding local small birds during the winter.
Starlings are normally quick to arrive
A very quiet little bird, often checking above for seagulls etc.
I am now much happier that when I was going down to the Rocord Office at Taunton I helped Jim Skeggs with his collection of Somerset slang words. He most obligingly passed me on the first two booklets. It was a simple thing to do, in return for all the help he had given me when searching through for the files and records I had copied.