MANY friends, who are also Dorset Echo readers, expressed great interest in the July letter you published about a hygiene-conscious female blackbird who spends ages having a good weekly bath in one of our large drinking bowls near the avian feeding stations.

I have to report that she has now been joined by a male blackbird who also enjoys bath time in the same bowl.

But I am wondering if I should let them know that it’s rather naughty to be bathing in that bowl at the same time. If this behaviour continues I will have to send them a tweet.

Ron Kirby