|Stock Doves - cracking birds and very welcome|
(Photo taken through kitchen window with Krappy Kodak
as the x-s1 was in the greenhouse)
They've been a long time coming, considering I've recorded them as flyovers regularly from practically day one, so 11 and a half years is a long time to wait for such a fairly common local species, as in that time their cousins the Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves have been frequent visitors.
Here's a complete Voous list of the species which have set foot in the garden since Aug 2003 :
G S Woodpecker
Long tailed Tit
The 48th visitors (Four Yellowhammers in Jan 2013) were also a long time coming, as they quite regularly fly over and can be seen on farmland through gaps in the houses over the road.
But with over two years between 48 and 49 how long it will take to get number 50 is anybody's guess, or even what species it might be. I'd love it to be a Red Kite, they've been in the neighbours gardens and have flown through ours at below head height on occasions but not yet touched down.
I live in hope :-)