Sunday, 8 June 2008
As relative birding newbise we had a detirmined look for Turtle Doves today.
Last year we went looking a few times to no avail despite hearing them several times.
Following excellent directions from Brian Walker of a location at Dalby Forest we immediately heard the Prrring of Turtle Doves stood at the side of the car. Walking on we heard the sound of the bird very loudly many times before locating them high up in some dead trees, not quite what I expected. The picture is purely a record shot, I hope to go back and get closer next time.
Another bird I photographed today was a Whitethroat.
Having seen a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, one with grubs in its mouth I found the birds nest hole complete with a youngster looking out.