Picture this - a late-May round-up

Red-backed Shrike, Dungeness. This splendid male spent all day long in, and around, the moat. I can just about remember when they regularly bred in the UK. Yes, I know that I don't look old enough...
Marsh Frog, Romney Marsh. The ditches and dykes are full of them, and once one starts to 'laugh' it sets them all off.
Turtle Dove on Romney Marsh. I cannot think of a better looking (and sounding) dove than this species. 


Arjun Dutta said…
When did they last breed here Steve?
Steve Gale said…
As a regular species, although in very small numbers, late 1970s. Saw breeding pairs in Hampshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

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