Pale ‘Barbary-type’ Collard Dove are on the increase in Aylmerton – photo from the internet
Another quiet week goes by – mind you it is late November and we haven’t had the benefit of any real cold weather yet this winter. Apart from the occasional Peregrine sighting on Cromer church, I have very little to report locally. We had a Felbeck Trust work-party at West Beckham on Friday – in between the relentless dock-digging there were the occasional birding moments. A flock of forty+ Linnet in the boundary oaks, a Yellowhammer in the thick hedge and several skeins of Pink-feet flying over were the highlights. Back in the village the number of Collard Dove seems to be on the increase, including at least one of the much paler ‘Barbary’ types – first remarked upon by Andy B when he lived here prior to 2010.