She found it in the garden when she moved into a house. Before then, my friend had never owned or had access to a bird table. She'd never thought about bird tables.
But now, she told me, she was enthusiastic about feeding birds.
So we spoke at length about how to prevent birds from feeding. She didn't want seagulls, magpies, crows invading her bird table. She wanted to leave out food for the robin and the wren.
Then we realised what we were doing.
And that led us into an even more interesting conversation.