19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 18


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] S1R,—I read with much interest your article in the Spectator of September 5th, entitled " The Cult of the Pigeon," on the growing love of birds in this country.

On a recent visit to Switzerland I noticed in the public gardens in Berne a man on a populous pathway feeding little birds, including black-headed tits and finches, who not only ate out of his hand, but pecked seeds from his lips. And who has not seen in Paris the Sunday Bird Market and the grass-green parakeets that perch on one's finger without a trace of fear ?—I am, Sir, &c., WINIFRIDE WRENCH.

140 Elm Park Mansions, Chelsea, S.W. 10.