You may remember that I built a nest box for a tawny owl. And you may remember that last year rather than a tawny owl, a pair of wood pigeon nested in it. Grrrr.
This year, each time I walk past the ‘box, I throw it a little sidelong glance to see whether there is any sign of usage. And today there was. Though sadly not an owl.
I couldn’t quite recognize the species until later when I saw her on the pond side with her show-off mate.
|A pair of mandarin ducks – the first I’ve seen at the Priory|