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Friday, 21 February 2020

Two of my favourite species - it will surprise you!

In my opinion, Stock Doves are very underrated by birders: they are beautiful, gentle creatures, with a lot of 'Turtle Dove' about them. Now we no longer have a large hedge on our eastern boundary (not our fault!) neither Turtles nor Stock Doves breed in the garden, but the latter are still frequent visitors.

My other favourite is the Red-legged Partridge. Yes: they are alien birds, continually released for the pleasure of the mindless cretins who think 'game shooting' is a sport, but that's not their fault! Again: look closely. They are beautiful little birds with endearing natures - even when they 'chukka chukka' on the roof at dawn!

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