V Subramanya, Suffolk Park
Further to my letter (13 August), the bird numbers continue to be on the downslide. Indian Minah (army) birds, dominant in large numbers here, are now also not seen in the same numbers as before.
It looks possible that COVID might be decimating the bird population.
If that is the case and the birds and the bees are affected by COVID then the pollination of food crops and plants will come to a standstill.