Following a cloudy week, the skies were clear today providing some good light for photography. After watching the Tawnies and a session at the Longwater, I moved on to the Round Pond. The feeding Shoveler flock were still swirling in a big cooperative orbit and an increase in bird song was noticeable with several Chaffinches and Blackbirds in full song. Several Stock Doves were also displaying over the chestnuts and plain trees as well as singing in typically subdued tones; I think they must be my favourite of the columbids found in the British Isles. Several bats were hawking around the pond at dusk.
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