1 April – The housekeepers

Thank goodness for dunnocks and their diligent ways
making up for blue tits in their destructive phase.
Every piece of garage roof pulled out and thrown down
has been duly tidied up by this garden-proud crowd.
Not for dunnocks, a terrace littered with yellow foam waste,
they keep their beaks down till they’ve cleared up the place.
And for their reward, they earn themselves nest decoration;
it seems, unlike the tits, they’ve approved our insulation!

1 April - The housekeepers