|Nightingale at Stone Wood, May 12th|
The avian highlights of the last weekend were found visiting my favourite area of Stone Wood and surrounding countryside - (all from public footpaths). Here, I was delighted to find four Turtle Doves, already paired up. I think one pair is holding territory in land I'd over-looked last year - so its good to know that familiar areas can still surprise. I've also noticed the odd pair of Stock Doves in arable land close to the village. There are presently two Cuckoos singing / visiting countryside covering my village tetrad.
|Turtle Doves, Orlestone forest, May12th|