So excited about this. Solitary TD seen and heard, purring away, not far from our home. I have left a message on the Hotline and will add a photo when I've calmed down. One of our favourite birds ever!
Ooh, lucky you Rosy. Charming birds which are sadly all too rare these days. Looking forward to the photos.
Looking forward to the pics.
Post edited with photo of beautiful little fella.
Fantastic Rosy - I've never seen one either - well spotted!
Well done you, I have heard plenty at a nearby reserve but have yet to see one let alone get a photo.
That's brilliant - and thanks for reporting it to the Hotline! :o)
Gorgeous! Have only ever seen them on the Continent!
Lovely bird and well done for getting a photo. I had a juvenile stay in my garden last year for a couple of weeks. That's the only one I've ever seen in Britain.
Thanks for nice comments, everyone. It certainly made our weekend. I think the people whose TV aerial he sat on must have been wondering why we were staring up at their roof...!! We'll keep an eye out for any more.
Update: Seen again yesterday. Probably the same bird, still hanging about on the TV aerials in the same place... hope the poor little chap finds a mate!
I wonder what the connection with aerials is. I went to the one showing on an aerial on the Glos / Oxfordshire border today. It has been there about 4 days but I didnt see it, perhaps they had turned the TV off.
But what channel was it watching
Edit: I have just worked it out, it must be Channel 2 (turtle doves)
Just a quick entry to say that when I went back they must have turned the TV on.
Great shot, Bob! Our local TD is still there too... Wonder if they're watching the same programme?