The Skervil. One of our new customers to the bird table. Years ago, Senior Daughter was unable to pronounce ‘sq’ hence skervil. He is very cautious. It’s taken me weeks to get a pic. Looks like a boy to me.
This is Clarissa. I think. There are two skervils who visit our patch . I think. One seems smaller, but as they never arrive together, it is difficult to tell.
And then there is Hoppy.
Hoppy is a U.K. Wood Pigeon (if various bird books are to be believed). In S.A. we called them Rock Pigeons and they were a pest. I remember calling in the local huntin’, shootin’ gang to reduce our quota. Our Hoppy has a gammy leg. He too, is a new customer. I never thought pigeons were particularly exciting until took the pic. His colours entrance. (Enlarge the pic). I like him – and the friend he now brings with him.