pied wagtail

The Quarry Path

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Sunday 23rd January 2000

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Horbury quarry collared dove
BY THE QUARRY PATH a black cat lies, not terribly well concealed, behind a shrub, intently watching two Collared Doves, which stroll up and down the pavement opposite, just beyond its range, watching it quizzically.

robinsong thrush A Robin sings a short wistful phrase from one of the hedgerow trees. A Song Thrush flies from a thorn bush. This species is not such a common sight these days, its presence here demonstrates how important this last wisp of wildness is to bird life.

greenfinchchaffinch Chaffinches, Greenfinches and a Great Tit add colour to the old hedge. They use its cover to approach the bird feeders in the gardens across the road.

pied wagtailgreat tit Two Pied Wagtails flit about in a pub car park.

Richard Bell
Richard Bell,
wildlife illustrator

E-mail; 'richard@daelnet.co.uk'

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