Monday, 19 May 2014

Turtle Dove & Hobby at Grove Ferry

Common Tern from the Feast hide.

I took advantage of the great weather and called into Grove Ferry in the hope of seeing Turtle Dove , on my way along the path towards the Ramp i could hear one bird " Purring " from deep inside the paddock but remaining unseen , i continued to the Ramp just to check out the pool but over than half a dozen Pochard it was quite , i then looked around the paddock area and i saw a single Turtle Dove fly quickly deep into a bush , great to see it , there were approx 4 birds calling in the area .

Very vocal Common Tern.

I then popped into the Feast hide and saw 2 close Common Terns on the nearby raft , one bird was very vocal trying to get its mate to bring it a fish . There were lots of Hobby in the sky and i spent a couple of hours trying to get some pics , here are a selection of them.


There were approx 15 birds present and were great to watch catching dragonflies on the wing , other birds of note were Common Swift , Reed Warbler , Bearded Tit and Cetti's Warbler.