Turtle Doves


After visiting Westbury Court Garden with Linda this afternoon, followed by Newnham-on-Severn for afternoon tea (in the excellent George Cafe) we then went on to Lydney Harbour. On getting out of the car at the car park I was welcomed by the unmistakable soothing purring of a Turtle Dove. Normally these birds are very shy but this one, although still a bit wary, was singing in full view perched on telegraph lines, and was also displaying. At one point I could hear a second bird purring from within cover several yards away. A male Sedge Warbler was also nearby singing for all it was worth (Photos of Turtle Dove: © Paul Masters).

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