After the arrival of a first batch of young rats it looks like she's been at it again! So after a bit of research into how fast they can breed I've taken a decision to stop feeding the birds until the rats have moved on. I'm sure once the free food dries up they'll have to find a new source. If they continue to breed it's more likely that the landowner will bring in another more final solution than my not feeding the birds!
It didn't help when a colleague in the office was putting out blueberries, chunks of bread and even cheesy Wotsits for them. We've had words and she finally agreed that it was the right decision. So for a while the birds will have to look after themselves I'm afraid. I've enjoyed watching their antics but I don't want to be the reason someone decides to kill them.