SIR – For the last five months, a range of different birds have been feeding off the bird table in my nextdoor neighbour’s yard, the most beautiful being the bullfinch. There are four of them. What a wonderful bird. I’ve spent hours watching them.

There have also been chaffinch, nuthatch, greenfinch and great and blue tits, plus one robin visiting on New Year’s Day.

I’ve never before bothered or been interested, but now I am a big fan. What I call a real tonic if you feel a bit down.

My thanks to my next door neighbour.

Peter Walsh, Milford Place, Heaton